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Can nosebleeds be caused by sinus problems?

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Irritation due to sinus problems, sneezing or allergies can cause nosebleeds, notes the National Institute of Health. Extremely dry air, nasal decongestant spray overuse, a deviated septum or nose injury can also cause nosebleeds. In some cases, certain medications or diseases can also trigger nosebleeds.

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Can nosebleeds be caused by sinus problems?
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It is usually possible to stop nosebleeds by leaning forward while pinching the nose for about 10 minutes. Applying ice to the nose bridge can also help stop a nosebleed. Although most nosebleeds are not life-threatening, patients should visit a doctor if the nosebleed continues for over 20 minutes, according to the National Institute of Health.

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