Nosebleeds | Prevention


Tips on preventing nosebleeds

  • Keep children's fingernails short to discourage nose picking.
  • Counteract the drying effects of indoor heated air by using a humidifier at night in your bedroom.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking dries out your nose and also irritates it.
  • Open your mouth when you sneeze.

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/96