Friday, January 23, 2015
Not to worry--this is normal for winter, in other words.
Yet, blood dripping from your face will be alarming now and again.
Older people tend to get these more--thinner mucous membranes and blood vessel walls.
[Only part of us that's thinner!]
If someone does look at you in horror, first do not panic.
Tilt your head back and apply firm pressure on the nostrils for 5 minutes.
Put some Vaseline on cotton and stuff it into your nose.
If this does not stop, you may want to run to urgent care or something, but I would not.
Yes, sometimes this can be a symptom of something "bad." Teen males can (rarely) get a tumor that results in gushing nosebleeds. Getting frequent bleeds can also signal leukemia or liver disease.
But don't freak out--it is probably not these!
Just get a humidifier and apply some vaseline inside your nose sometimes.
And pray for spring.