- Most nosebleeds occur during the winter in cold, dry climates. If a person is prone to nosebleeds, use a humidifier in the home. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline), antibiotic ointment, or a saline nasal spray also may be used to keep the nasal passages moist.
- Try not to pick or blow the nose too vigorously.
- If the nosebleed is related to an underlying medical condition (for example, liver disease or a chronic sinus condition), follow the health care practitioner's instructions to keep these medical problems under control.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2014
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