Category: Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds: Why We Get Them and the Proper Way to Treat Them

Nosebleeds can be frightening, especially when your own child suffers one. However, most are not serious. Some will stop on their own; others will stop after administering a few simple first-aid steps. The American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery tells us that nosebleeds “…are most common in children aged 2-10 years and adults aged 50-80 years”.

If you or a family member suffer from nosebleeds, here is what you need to know.

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Not Another Nosebleed?!

Do you or a family member suffer from recurrent nosebleeds? One out of seven people can develop a nosebleed at some point in their life. Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, can be either anterior or posterior. The majority of nosebleeds are anterior, meaning that a blood vessel is typically bleeding at the very front of the nose. These types of nosebleeds are very common and easy to treat. Posterior nosebleeds are much less common and are caused by a bleeding site in the back of the nose. These types of nosebleeds typically require a trip to the emergency room to control.

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Sleep Apnea is Probable Cause of Hoboken Train Crash

Last Fall, we spoke a bit about sleep apnea and its potential role in the Hoboken (NJ) train crash that killed a woman standing …

How to Know If Your Child Has Dust Allergies?

When children return to school in August or September, they may pick up any number of illnesses from their classmates or …

Nosebleeds: Why We Get Them and the Proper Way to Treat Them

Nosebleeds can be frightening, especially when your own child suffers one. However, most are not serious. Some will stop …