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There are several different possibilities here, one of which is allergic rhinitis (allergies causing inflammation and bleeding from the nasal passages). Other possibilities include an inhaled nasal foreign body (like a grass awn or other plant material), severe dental disease, a fungal nasal infection (fairly rare), a blood clotting problem (fairly rare as well), and, unfortunately, a tumor of the nasal passage. It can be difficult to diagnose what the cause of nasal bleeding is without advanced diagnostics, including rhinoscopy (using a tiny camera to go in through the nostril to visualize the nasal passages) and biopsy (collecting sample of tissue from nasal passage and submitting to lab for diagnosis). An x-ray can also be performed to see if there is bone loss from nasal turbinates. This type of testing usually has to be done with a specialist who has the correct equipment. If this is not an option, or if you do not wish to pursue these tests, there are other medications to try to treat the symptoms of nose bleeds, such as yunnan bai yao- which is a Chinese herbal that can help control bleeding a lot, as well as epinephrine to be used in the nose during severe episodes. These medications may help control bleeding, but if there is an underlying cause such as tumor or other more serious problem, it may continue to progress. Has this helped?
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