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Go With The Flow

What’s up with nosebleeds? Why do they happen and how can you prevent them? Learn all the facts in Kidzworld’s special on nosebleeds, Go With the Flow!


Nosebleeds happen to more than 60% of the population, so don’t be surprised if you’re minding your own business one minute, then gushing blood the next! Nosebloods are rarely fatal—only 4 of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. was caused by a nosebleed, so don’t worry if you feel the drip.


What Causes Nosebleeds?

The most common causes of nosebleeds are allergies or colds. When your sinuses get aggravated, blood vessels can rupture in your nose and cause sudden bleeding. Sticking something up your nose can start the bleeding as well, so keep your finger out of there!


Treating Nosebleeds

To stop the flow, you need to make the blood clot. The best way to do that is to pinch your nose between your fingers. Hold it closed for 5-20 minutes, depending on how long it takes to stop the blood. Don’t tilt you head back because the blood could travel down your throat, bug your stomach and make you throw up. If you feel nauseous, put your head down. If the blood doesn’t stop flowing after 30 minutes, if you feel faint, or if you’re losing a lot of blood—head to a hospital, just to be safe.


Did You Know?

  • Guys get more nosebleeds than girls!
  • Smoking can cause frequent nosebleeds—cigarette smoke dries and cracks the lining of your nose. Just one more reason not to smoke!
  • Serious nosebleeds lead to blood flow from the mouth. Go to a hospital immediately if this happens to you.
  • You can get a nosebleed from blowing your nose too hard.
  • Nosebleeds are more common in the winter and in places with dry climate. Keep your nose moist with water or special over-the-counter drugs.

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laly309

laly309 wrote:

its good 2 b warned about this
commented: Wed Jun 05, 2013

brunostar

brunostar wrote:

nosebleeds suck o_o
commented: Wed Jun 05, 2013

ocalais147

ocalais147 wrote:

I never get this
commented: Sun Aug 19, 2012

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