Palo Alto, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:
How can i prevent nose bleeds in a three year old. she often has dried blood in hef nose when i clean her nose with tissue. is she allergic to somethi?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibly: The nose is covered inside by thin membranes; many capillaries that add moisture to dry air when we breathe. Conditions that irritate the nose, like pollen, dust, smoke etc.Often drive a child to rub the nose or pick it.Half awake kids often rub their face in their pillow ; you find a bloody pillowcase in the morning.Nasal gel or saline at bedtime can help. Check with your doc if it continues.
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Last updated Sep 27, 2015
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