I have only used the fireplace sparingly as our heat bill is very reasonable and most the wood I have cut is green yet. Dont think that's the root of the issue as this has been an annual occurance for as long as I can remember. Just curious if others had similar issues.
...although as a kid all we had was wood heat, and I do recall that exacerbating the problem.
Random nose bleeds never happened to me when I lived in Kansas, but when I moved to Montana it happens a couple times a Winter. Last night at work I was talking with my boss and my nose just started bleeding for no reason.
I bleed religiously this time if year. I always have, and probably always will. It is just something I put up with. What I hate is blowing my nose and then having to wait 10 minutes for the bleeding to stop.
had this problem for a while and it seems to be going away in the last couple of years. it used to be as much as every day - usually about 8am (heard this was because of circadian rhythms). it definitely got worse if i took ibuprofen. now i only get them a few times a winter. nasal spray, humidifiers (at night), steamy showers in the morning, a bit of vasoline on a q-tip smeared up there, and keeping my fingers out of it seemed to help.
I've had bloody noses since I was a kid to the point of embarrassment and sometime dizziness(loss of blood? or just frustration???). As a teenager, I even had one nostril cauterized. Anyway, for the past couple years I've been going to bed with a warm mist humidifier running and my nose bleeds have basically stopped. Every once in a while I basically test this by not running the humidifier at night and the bleeds return.
It's worth the $40 for an inexpensive humidifier. Definitely give it a try.