Nosebleeds, also known as epistaxis, are surprisingly common and can be caused by a variety of factors. Chronic nosebleeds can be especially concerning for those who experience them frequently or severely. Fortunately, there are several treatments available to help manage nosebleeds and prevent them from occurring too often.
Common causes of nosebleeds can range from dry air, nose picking, foreign objects in the nose, allergies, or even trauma to the nose. In some cases, nosebleeds can be caused by a deviated septum or nasal polyps. It’s important for those experiencing frequent nose bleeds to identify what is causing them and take action accordingly.
Chronic Nosebleed Treatment
Treating chronic nose bleeds requires more than just basic first aid techniques. It’s important to contact NJ ENT if you experience recurrent nosebleeds as there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed. Common treatments include decongestants and antihistamines to treat allergies or infection; saline sprays to moisturize the nose; intranasal corticosteroid sprays and nasal packing (stuffing gauze into the nose cavity)or even nose cauterization, a procedure where a chemical is used to reduce bleeding.
Those who have experienced nosebleeds for some time may also find it useful to keep a nosebleed diary. This involves keeping track of all nosebleeds, including when they occurred and any possible triggers that could be causing them. This can help identify patterns in episodes, as well as aid your doctor in treating chronic nose bleeds effectively.
Nose cauterization is a medical procedure used to treat nosebleeds or other nose-related issues. During the procedure, the doctor applies a special tool directly to the affected area inside the nose to stop bleeding and close off any open wound. In some cases an electric current may be used instead of heat.
This procedure is typically quick, painless, and effective at stopping most nosebleeds instantly. In rare cases, it may also cause mild irritation or burning sensation in the nose for several minutes afterwards. Additionally, nose cauterization may lead to minor discomfort during insertion of the instrument into the nose but usually only lasts for a few seconds.
How We Can Help
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in ENT procedures and surgeries.