Having a nosebleed in the middle of winter may be your normal, but it shouldn’t be. If you notice that when the temperatures drop outside that your nose gets drier and drier, it may be due to a variety of things. But, if you experience nosebleeds in addition to having a dry nose, then we may want to schedule an appointment with you. Let’s take a closer look at nosebleeds and how what may be the cause.
You’re Using Antihistamines
Antihistamines are a great way to combat runny noses and other symptoms of seasonal allergies, but one of the common symptoms of antihistamines is chronic nosebleeds. Depending on how long you’ve been using your antihistamine for and how frequently you get nose bleeds, one of our ENT specialists may recommend that you either switch antihistamines or get off of them altogether.
It’s Too Dry Outside
When you combine seasonal allergies with cold temperatures outside, it’s the perfect recipe for dry noses and frequent nosebleeds. Oftentimes, patients get one nose bleed that doesn’t heal properly because it’s too dry outside and then they pick at their scab. The result? Nosebleeds almost every day. To help moisturize your nose and get rid of that pesky nosebleed that keeps coming back over and over again, we may recommend medication or other treatments.
You’re Not Getting the Right Treatment
Another thing that many patients run into is self-diagnosing themselves with the wrong thing. If you do have allergies, but aren’t treating them correctly then this may cause side effects like nosebleeds. Similarly, if you don’t have allergies but are treating yourself for them, then that may also result in nosebleeds. By coming into one of our offices and getting a proper diagnosis, we can help you combat adverse side effects and get straight to the root of the problem.
Having nose bleeds isn’t something that anyone wants to experience. If you are getting regular nosebleeds, contact our Katy office today and call us at (713) 697-4687.