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Category: Nose & Sinus

What Causes A Nosebleed?

Anytime we see blood, it can be a little scary. With children who participate in sports, nosebleeds may occur if they have an injury to the face. Younger children are also susceptible at play should they take a tumble. When an adult suffers from a nosebleed, we get a bit more worried, but it is usually not a cause for concern.

Most common nosebleeds can be managed at home, so let’s look at why we get them, how to treat them, and when to consult a doctor.

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Why Have I Lost My Sense of Smell?

The sense of smell isn’t something we typically take for granted, but it can affect everyday life when it’s gone. If you can’t smell, it may be more difficult to taste food, and may even lead to dangerous situations if you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.

While it is possible for someone to permanently lose their ability to smell, it is much more common for it to only happen for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. Anosmia (the complete loss of smell) and hyposmia (partial loss of smell), affect thousands of Americans each year.

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How to Stop Post-Nasal Drip

Your nose is almost constantly producing mucus. In fact, it makes approximately a quart of it each day. Mucus performs necessary functions including trapping bacteria and moistening the airways, but overproduction can lead to some annoying side effects. Do you notice yourself coughing certain times of the day, or getting a scratchy throat? It could be post-nasal drip.

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