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Can nosebleeds be prevented?

You can help prevent nosebleeds by: using an air humidifier during the winter months; using petroleum gel or saline nasal spray to keep nasal passages moist; wearing protective equipment while playing contact sports; avoiding nose picking and vigorous nose blowing, and; avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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