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Epistaxis

Definition

Epistaxis is the medical term for a nosebleed (bloody nose).

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Exposure to certain chemicals can irritate the mucous membranes of the nose and lead to inflammation and/or bleeding. You can prevent inhalation of the material by following the precautions listed on the SDS. Such measures could include engineering controls, local exhaust ventilation, and/or the use of respirators.

Further Reading

See also: Embolism.

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