Anterior nosebleeds generally result from some kind of trauma or injury to the tissues and membranes inside the nose, or a sudden change of barometric pressure. Most common in dry winter air, nosebleeds occur most frequently in children because their tissue is more delicate & they like to stick things up there. Posterior nosebleeds differ because the blood is darker & comes from the back of the nose then runs down the throat. These may be more serious & require a doctor.
Symptoms May Include:
- Blood is on the bright to light side of red
- Linked to trauma/ injury
- Blood comes from front of nose
- Blood is much darker in colour
- Blood comes from back of nose and runs primarily down throat
- Difficult to stop