Frequent nosebleeds often are triggered by dry air. So they may be preventable.
The Seattle Children’s Hospital offers these prevention strategies:
- Run a humidifier if the air tends to be dry. This helps keep tissues in the nose moist.
- Apply a dab of petroleum jelly on the center wall of the nose twice daily.
- Blow the nose gently.
- Skip ibuprofen and aspirin, which can increase bleeding.