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Bloody nose babe

 
I've been getting bloody noses a lot. Usually every other day. Sometimes they're so bad I have to sit on the floor because if I stand up I black out. Should I tell a doctor?

 

Yes indeed, babe, it’s time to get yourself to your doctor for a full check-up. Getting a nosebleed every so often is typical and generally nothing to worry about, but more frequent nosebleeds—more than once per week—can be a sign of a more serious problem.

 

What causes nosebleeds?

Dry air is the most common cause of a nosebleed, though colds and allergies can be culprits, too. Frequent nosebleeds can be caused by chronic colds and sinus problems. A visit to your doctor could shed some light on why you’re constantly getting them, as well as lead to potential solutions.

 

For now, keep in mind…

After you stop a nosebleed, it’s really important that you don’t strain the thin tissue inside your nose any more than necessary. Heavy lifting, strenuous activities and nose-blowing should be avoided for a full day.

 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

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