How to Treat Chronic Nose Bleeds

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Alexander Goldin, M.D.

Epistaxis; the medical term for nosebleeds. It can be a mild ailment that can often be treated at home or other times serious blood loss can result and it can be dangerous. Medical intervention is recommended if home remedies do not stop the bleed or if the frequency of nosebleed episodes increases.

Treatment of a nosebleed can begin once the origin of the bleed in the nasal cavity is determined. Nosebleeds can occur in the front portion of the nasal cavity or in the back portion of the nasal cavity. Nosebleeds can be caused by many factors including trauma, blood thinning medications, blood clotting disorders, high blood pressure, rarely tumors and other causes. The ENT doctor will exam the nasal cavity to pack the bleed with the needed pressure or perform a local minimal cauterization to stop the bleeding. A blood test may be ordered to determine etiology of chronic nosebleeds. Your ENT doctor will discuss treatment options to manage chronic nosebleeds moving forward. This may include medical or surgical options.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule an appointment with us today so we can determine the underlying cause and create a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center today. Call 847-685-1000

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