What Causes Nosebleeds?

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The skin that lines the inside of our noses is quite thin and delicate, as are the blood vessels just beneath that skin. These can become broken relatively easily, causing blood to leak out in what is commonly known as a nosebleed. Nosebleeds are not usually serious and the bleeding will stop with no harm done.

Nosebleeds are perhaps the most common form of bleeding we will experience. There are numerous different causes, most of which are harmless but nosebleeds can also sometimes be caused by something serious. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons why your nose might be bleeding.

1. Nose Picking

It is common for us to have something in our nose that is irritating us. In many cases it will be nasal mucus that has dried and solidified. We are usually recommended to blow our nose rather than pick at it, but blowing is not always effective. In some cases, we can be left with little choice but to use our nails instead.

Mucus can become attached to the interior lining of the nose, however, and this can mean damage is caused to the nose as the mucus is pulled away. What’s more is that sharp nails are also likely to cause damage to the delicate nasal lining.


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