Is it Dry in Here?


Is It Dry in Here or Is It Just Us?

If you live in an area with cold winter temperatures, you know the joy of freezing cold air outside, dry warm air inside... emphasis on the DRY. The heated air pumped through offices and homes can cause a drastic reduction in humidity, leading to dry, chapped skin and even frequent nosebleeds. Whether your nose drips a little blood or it seems to run like a faucet, we have some quick tips to ease or eliminate your winter nosebleeds.

  • If your nose is running, dab it with a tissue instead of blowing, which can irritate nasal membranes.
  • Use a humidifier to put moisture back into the air, especially in the bedroom at night.
  • Try a saline nasal spray or water-soluble gel to moisturize the inside of your nose.

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If you do get a nosebleed, don't panic! Sit upright and lean forward to reduce blood pressure in your nose. Pinch your nostrils shut for 5-10 minutes to stop the flow of blood.*

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  • Spacious 65 liter (4000 cu. in.) internal volume can hold items up to 45cm (18") tall or wide, including racks, trays, and instruments
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