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A 30-year-old female asked:

My son gets nose bleeds when its really hot or humid, doctor has done blood work, came back normal. says it is just a vessel, what can i do to help avoid nosebleeds?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Cautery: The overwhelming majority of nose bleeds in children arise from prominent blood vessels in the front/bottom part of the nasal septal mucosa. Coagulation with silver nitrate may help. This can be done by an ENT doctor. In cases where simple measures like this fail, electrocoagulation under general anesthesia may need to be done. This is not that uncommon.

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