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my son is eight he has a history of nose bleeding for three years earlier it was only in ssummers but this year it is quit a few time with headache?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Dry nose: Sounds like your son might have allergic rhinitis which is causing the turbinates (mucous membranes) in his nose to become soft,swollen and irritated. They can bleed from this. This can also cause the headache. See your doc for nasal spray or try loratidine or certified.

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