I get a lot of nosebleeds in the winter. Why is that and what can I do about them?

Nosebleeds, in kids and adults, are most common in winter because the dry air in super-heated homes dries out membranes in the nose, making tiny blood vessels more prone to leak or burst, said Dr. Ralph Metson [cq] an ear, nose and throat specialist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.