What factors cause headaches and nosebleeds?
Allergic rhinitis or hay fever
Excessive use of decongestants or nasal sprays
Dry mucus in the nose
Some serious, but less common, conditions that cause headaches and nosebleeds include:
Congenital heart disease
Essential thrombocythemia or increased platelets in the blood
If you have other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or dizziness along with headache and nosebleeds, you should see a doctor.
What factors cause headaches and nosebleeds in adults?
Carbon monoxide poisoning
high blood pressure
Excessive use of cocaine
Accidental inhalation of chemicals such as ammonia
Side effects of drugs such as warfarin
You should always see a doctor after a head injury, especially if the condition worsens. A study found that people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia reported nosebleeds at the same time as migraines, a rare genetic disorder that causes several abnormalities in the blood vessels.
Causes of headache and nosebleeds during pregnancy
Causes of headache and nosebleeds in children
Wipe the nose with a finger
Having a bad posture
Also, a reliable source admits that children with migraine are more prone to nosebleeds. Heavy bleeding sometimes causes headaches. When these symptoms occur frequently and close together, it may be a warning sign of a more serious condition such as high blood pressure, leukemia, or anemia. See a doctor if your child has the following symptoms:
Chills or feeling cold
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Easy bruising or bleeding
By checking the child’s blood pressure, the doctor may prescribe some tests to determine the exact cause.
When should you get emergency medical care?
Paralysis of one side of the body
Difficulty with movements such as talking or walking
Nausea or vomiting that is not related to the flu
See a doctor if any of the following occur:
Bleeding for more than 20 minutes
Bleeding that interferes with breathing
If the child has a nosebleed and is less than 2 years old
See a doctor in case of nosebleeds and headache:
Continuous or recurring
It prevents you from participating in normal activities
It does not improve with over-the-counter medications
Most nosebleeds and headaches go away on their own or with self-care. This information is a summary of emergency situations, so call your doctor if needed.
How are headaches and nosebleeds diagnosed?
Are you taking any new medications?
Do you use decongestant sprays?
How long have you had these headaches and nosebleeds?
What other symptoms or discomfort are you experiencing?
They will also ask about your family history to see if you have certain genetic factors, and the answers to these questions will help your doctor decide if you need tests. Some of the tests that the doctor prescribes for you are:
Blood tests to check blood cell counts or other blood disorders
X-ray of the head or chest
Kidney ultrasound to check the symptoms of chronic kidney disease
Blood pressure test
Treatments for headaches and nosebleeds
Treatment of headache in children
Headache notes to identify patterns and triggers
Make sure your child eats all his meals
Changing environmental factors such as bright lights
Adopting healthy lifestyle factors such as exercise and good sleeping habits
Practice relaxation techniques
Taking care of headache and nosebleeds at home
A cool room temperature can help minimize the risk of nosebleeds. In addition, to treat nosebleeds immediately, you can do the following:
Sit up to reduce nasal blood pressure and minimize bleeding.
Lean forward to prevent blood from entering the mouth.
Press both nostrils until pressure is applied to the nose.
While holding it, place cotton pads in the nose to prevent bleeding.
When applying pressure to the nose, you should keep your nostrils closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
Once the bleeding has stopped, apply a warm or cool compress to your head or neck to relieve pain. Resting in a quiet, cool, dark room can also help reduce pain.
Prevent headaches and nosebleeds
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