A person with epistaxis is experiencing which medical condition?
-Ringing in the ears
A person will frequently go to an emergency department when an acute case of epistaxis suddenly begins. This frightening condition is a sudden, acute episode of bleeding from the nose, or a nosebleed in layman’s terms. It is a frequent problem seen by emergency room personnel, usually in patients who are also experiencing anxiety or fear as a result. A sudden, possibly uncontrollable bleeding from the nose is highly treatable, however. Source: eMedicine.Medscape.com
Nosebleeds are common due to the location of the nose on the face, and the large amount of blood vessels in the nose. The most common causes of nosebleeds are drying of the nasal membranes and nose picking (digital trauma), which can be prevented with proper lubrication of the nasal passages and not picking the nose.