Epistaxis


Epistaxis also known as bleeding from nose can be present in any age group.

Causes in children
:
bullet Severe Rhino sinusitis, Benign Nasal mass, trauma.

Causes in adults:
bullet Hypertension, Rhino sinusitis, Nasal polyps, Benign nasal mass, maligancy, bleeding disorders,certain drugs, trauma

Treatment

bullet Depends upon the cuase and control of the causative factor.
bullet In emergency patient needs to undergo nasal packing.
bullet Nasal endoscopy with cauterization of bleeding vessels