However, adults who suffer from frequent nose bleeding should pay particular attention. This could be due to blunt
trauma such as a sharp blow to the face, foreign objects interference while nose picking, bleeding vessels or
perhaps sinus infection.
Persistent bleeding could be one of the indicativesymptoms for nose tumour. DR Luke Tan from Luke Tan Head & Neck
Cancer and Thyroid Surgery Centre recommends that all forms of nose bleeding should be treated rather than ignored.
While general practitioners are able to prescribe medications for nose bleeding, one should seek specialists’ help
for severe cases. If bleeding persists for weeks, ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists are able to conduct tests
and evaluate if the bleeding is sinister.
For minor cases, the flow of blood normally stops when direct pressure is applied to the nose bridge. Perform this
action for five minutes and this will prevent clotting. You can also tilt the head forward to reduce feeling
If there is persistent bleeding, silver nitrate compound may be applied to the visible bleeding vessel. If there is
evidence of sinus infection, antibiotics is then necessary.
For any suspected case of tumour, a scan and a nasal endoscopy have to be conducted. Only with the results from the
tests, is the doctor is able to determine the severity and cause of the nose bleeding. Other early symptoms of nose
- Ear blockage
- Reduction in hearing capability
- Masses in the neck
- Blood stains in saliva
Our nose requires delicate care. Do not pick it unnecessarily. If there is any discomfort, clean it gently with a
cotton tip or tissue. Wet the nose with room temperature water and pat dry. Do not sniff, blow or rub excessively.
Due to its complex bone structure and cartilage, refrain from dangerous activities that will put your nose at risk.