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Health Tip: What's Behind Your Nosebleed

-- Nosebleeds affect one in seven people during their lives, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. They're most common among people aged 2-10, and aged 50-80.

The academy says the most common causes of nosebleeds include:

  • Dryness, allergies or infections.
  • Blowing your nose too hard.
  • A blood clotting problem triggered by heredity or a current medication.
  • A skull fracture or fracture of the nose.
  • Tumors or hereditary blood vessel disorders.

Posted: December 2012


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