What Causes Nose-Bleeds

PICTURE:Everyday Health

You may feel like runny mucus is coming out your nose, but by wiping your nose and you notice red it may be annoying, depending where you are because a nosebleed happens unexpectedly. It is not a very pleasant experience, especially having to clean the blood stains which can be quite stubborn to remove sometimes. 

When your nose is bleeding the common way to slow down the blood is by tilting your head slightly backwards and insert a tissue or a light cloth in your nose to stop the blood. Although are many causes of nosebleeds; a sudden infrequent nosebleed is rarely serious. If you happen to have frequent nosebleeds, you could have a more serious problem. That will need to be treated as soon as possible by a health-care provider.

Dry air is the most common cause of nosebleeds. Living in a dry climate and using central heating systems can dry out nasal membranes, which are tissues inside the nose. This dryness causes crusting inside the nose. Crusting may itch or become irritated. If your nose is scratched or picked, it can bleed due to sensitivity and lack of moisture.

Do consult a medical practitioner for additional information on how you can avoid nosebleeds, more so on scorching hot summer days. Always stay cool and hydrated.