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06-02-1999, 03:42 PM
For some reason, my nose bleeds tends to bleed when the temperature gets really hot. Does anyone have an explanation for this?

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06-02-1999, 04:08 PM
Blood vessels expand when the body is warmer. This is a part of the body's natural mechanisms to regulate body temperature. An expanded blood vessel allows more heat to escape.

This is why an ice pack reduces swelling.

Keyzer Soza
07-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Actually, that has much more to do with the air generally being drier in the summer time. Nosebleeds are more common for most in this time of year.

beowulff
07-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Actually, that has much more to do with the air generally being drier in the summer time. Nosebleeds are more common for most in this time of year.

a) This thread is 14 years old.
b) In most parts of the US, the air is drier in the winter.

bup
07-05-2013, 02:45 PM
a) This thread is 14 years old.
Absence makes the nose bleed longer?

johnpost
07-05-2013, 04:08 PM
zombie or no

the air is drier in a cold winter. nose bleeds happen easier when in extended dry air.

thicksantorum
07-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Well, looking at bright light can make you sneeze, and sneezing will certainly make a nosebleed last longer...