Nosebleeds | Prevention

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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 familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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