Nose Bleeds/ Epistaxis

Epistaxis is a common condition. The bleeding comes from the tissue that lines the inside of the nasal cavity. Nosebleeds are more common in dry climates, during the winter months, and in the morning hours. Children ages 2 to 10 and adults ages 50-80 are at the highest risk for having a nose bleed. Treatment for epistaxis commonly includes moisturizing the nose, cautery and/or nasal packing. If you experience recurrent nose bleeds your doctor may recommend a detailed examination of the nose using a small telescope, called nasal endoscopy.