Stop Suffering from Occasional or Chronic Nosebleeds with Nosebleed Treatment by ENT Specialist, Dr. Edward Shin

Nose Bleed Treatment
TEL:646.943.7985310 14Th STREET, SIXTH FLOOR NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003FAX:212.979.4315

Treat New York Nosebleeds

While most people will suffer occasional nosebleeds at various times in their lives, for some people, chronic nosebleeds can be a source of inconvenience and worry.  Frequent nosebleeds are common in many children and adults, particularly older adults who may be on aspirin or other blood thinning medications.  While most chronic nosebleeds are relatively harmless and easy to treat, sometimes chronic nosebleeds are a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as infection, nasal polyps, bleeding disorders, and in rare cases, cancer.   If you or your child experience frequent nosebleeds, you should make an appointment today. Dr. Shin can evaluate the cause of your nose bleeds to identify any serious problems and offer treatment options that may prevent or reduce the frequency of future attacks.

What causes nosebleeds?

There are many different causes for nose bleeds, including trauma that breaks blood vessels, nasal irritation from infection or dry air, and bleeding disorders that prevent blood from properly clotting.  If you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, it’s important to determine the cause of your condition, particularly to identify and treat any serious problems.  Dr. Shin will meet with you to discuss your condition, conduct a physical examination that may include using an endoscope to examine the inside of your nose, and order any additional tests that may be necessary.

Possible causes for nosebleeds:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Dryness in nasal passages
  • Trauma to the nose
  • Vigorous nose blowing
  • Medications, such as aspirin or other blood thinners
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Liver disease
  • Nasal polyps
  • Cancer (in rare cases)

When do I need to see a doctor about nosebleeds?

Most people can treat their occasional nosebleeds at home by pinching the soft part between the end and the bridge of their nose until the bleeding stops.  If you are suffering from a nosebleed that doesn’t stop after 30 minutes, or if you experience dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, or trouble breathing, you should seek emergency medical help.  If you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, you should make an appointment to be evaluated.  Dr. Shin can determine if your nosebleeds are a sign of a more serious medical condition and offer treatment options that may bring you relief from chronic nosebleeds.

How are chronic nosebleeds treated?

Depending on the causes for your frequent nosebleeds, Dr. Shin may treat your condition by cauterizing blood vessels in your nose with silver nitrate or radiofrequency ablation.  Cauterization is a simple procedure that can be done in the office using a topical anesthesia applied to the inside of the nasal passage.  The silver nitrate or radiofrequency heat will help to seal the blood vessels and prevent further bleeding.  More complicated conditions may require Dr. Shin to pack the nasal cavity temporarily to stop the bleeding. 

How do I get more information about nosebleeds?

Dr. Shin and his team will be happy to discuss nosebleeds with you.  Please call 646.943.7985 to arrange for a private consultation or schedule an appointment online at our New York, NY office.