The strand you're referring to likely is a blood clot. In order to stop your nosebleed
, the body sends out a mixture of chemicals that cause the blood to clot. This clot can look like a sticky, bloody strand. And, yes, it can feel like it's coming from your brain if you're pulling on a clot that's lodged up in one of your sinus cavities.
I'd advise not pulling out the clots, if possible, because they are helping stop the nosebleed. Nosebleeds can be caused by dry air, overuse of decongestants, forceful nose blowing, and many other things. If your nosebleeds tend to occur during the winter, dry air likely is the cause. You might try using a room humidifier or warm water vaporizer at night. You also may treat a nosebleed
by placing a bit of moisturizing ointment, such as plain KY Jelly, inside the nasal passage or by using an over-the-counter saline spray.
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