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Hi everyone, I had a nose bleed today and was wondering if anyone else has them . Not sure what caused it. But I haven’t had one since I was little kid. Yes had taken new inhaler the 230/21 and my nebulizzer. Had a headache from the new inhaler. Any one else have this problem 

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  • Pljohns

    I have them from time to time but figured out it was when my nose was super dry from the weather.  I got saline spray and keep that with me and use it a lot when the weather is dry and I haven't had the problem since.

  • Jeana

    I have a humidifier, and hasn’t been dry right now. But could be. Thanks pl

  • K8sMom2002

    Hi, Jeana … nosebleeds can be such a pain and quite scary!

    Lynn's right … dry air and inflamed nasal passages can lead to nosebleeds. It's one of the most common reason for nosebleeds — especially in the winter and early spring.

    Most of the time nosebleeds are just an embarrassing annoyance. But check with your doctor if:

    • a nosebleed lasts more than 20 minutes (10 minutes for kids)
    • you're on any kind of anti-coagulant medication (blood thinners),
    • you have any sort of bleeding disorder (not clotting disorder)
    • you're bleeding down your throat and not out your nostrils even when leaning forward

    Here's more about .

    Do you use any sort of steroid nasal spray? Or montelukast/Singulair? You might check with your pharmacist or the handout that came with your prescriptions to see if nosebleeds are a side affect. And could you check with your doctor's office to let them know about this? 

    My DD has a rare bleeding disorder, and her allergist has said because of that and her history of severe nose bleeds, steroid nasal sprays are out for her. Her doctors have seen nosebleeds in their patients who use steroid nasal sprays.

    That's a shame, because these allergy sprays can be so useful in helping environmental allergies. And most of the time nosebleeds aren't seen in most people who take steroid nose sprays — ditto with Singulair.

    Things that have helped prevent DD from having nosebleeds are saline gel gently applied to the nostrils with a cotton swab and using saline spray. 

    During a nosebleed, it's always best to tip forward (not back), and we've found success with ice packs — both on the face (bridge of the nose) and on the nape of the neck. 

  • Jeana

    Thanks for the information, helpful especially since I haven’t had one since I was a child. Appreciate the feedback.

  • K8sMom2002

    Hope it was just a one-time thing and it will be that long or longer until you have another one! They can be messy, scary things!

  • Marie E Natzke

    Jeana, I have nose bleeds when I use decongestant and also nasal sprays. I also can get them when I have a sinus infection. 

  • Jeana

    Hi Marie, thanks for your reply. I don’t use any of those. My humidifier usually takes care of it 

  • Kathy P

    I usually only get nosebleeds when my nose is junky but dry – I know, that sounds like an oxymoron! Is your nose feeling different than usual?