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Nosebleed

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about a nosebleed?

A nosebleed, or epistaxis, occurs when one or more of the blood vessels in your nose break. You may have dark or bright red blood from one or both nostrils. A nosebleed can be caused by any of the following:

How is a nosebleed diagnosed?

What first aid should I do for a nosebleed?

How is a severe nosebleed treated?

You may need any of the following if the bleeding does not stop after first aid is done:

How can I help prevent another nosebleed?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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