My research indicates that, indeed, dry air can be a cause of
nosebleeds. My best guess, based on what you say, is that probably the
main thing you could do about that is get a humidifier and keep it
running in the room you're in.
Of course, if the problem persists, you should see your doctor again.
Here are some sites with more information about nosebleeds:
Winter Nosebleeds a Warning of Dryness
"Most winter nosebleeds -- the medical term for nosebleed is epistaxis
-- occur from the tiny capillaries in the mucous membrane of the
septum, the tough cartilage that divides the nose into two nostrils.
When the air is robbed of its moisture by heaters or by climatic
forces, this membrane dries out and is easily cracked, which causes
breaks in the little capillaries through which small amounts of blood
begin to seep."
Dry air dries out the nasal linings.
Causes and possible solutions. This is written mainly for parents of children.
What To Do When Your Nose Bleeds
Tips for prevention, and advice on when to see a doctor.
Causes and care, plus some information that'll help you be an informed
medical patient if you return to your doctor.
Now you know the technical name for a nosebleed.
Could Viagra cause nosebleeds?
An unproven side effect.
Knowing about Nosebleeds
An article for teens.
Nosebleed - Symptom
More about how dry air causes nosebleeds.
I hope you find this helpful.
Google search term: nosebleeds cause
Request for Answer Clarification by
09 Dec 2003 18:45 PST
I wonder if you might be able to find more about the high pressure
"anterior" nosebleeds, the ones where blood can easily fall back into
your throat. These links seem to mainly focus on the low pressure
bleeds from the front of the nose.
From the first link:
"...which causes breaks in the little capillaries through which small
amounts of blood begin to seep. Bleeding is usually limited because
these capillaries are so small that they don't carry a lot of blood"
Unfortunately, I didn't mention that my nosebleeds are higher
pressure. If I didn't block them, they would drip like a leaky
faucet. They can saturate a piece of kleenex in seconds sometimes.
Would it be possible for you to find out if there are any particular
causes fo the high pressure version? If not, that's cool, but I
though I'd ask. Thanks.