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What increases the chances of developing nosebleeds?

You have a greater chance of having nosebleeds if you: live in a hot and dry climate, which dries out nasal membranes; have a deviated septum; have a cold or suffer from allergies; are exposed to chemical irritants such as cigarette smoke, or; take anticoagulants or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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