Panama City, FL
A 47-year-old female asked:
What causes a nose bleed in a child?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck.
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nose picking: Nose picking is the most common reason for bloody noses. Allergies can also contribute, if the nasal turbinates are swollen. Dry air also is contributing factor.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
What cause a nose bleed ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many things: Nose bleeds can be spontaneous if the nasal passages are too dry. Nose bleeds can occur from nose picking, trauma from probing into the nose and direct trauma. Less common causes are in relationship to the menstrual cycle, and sometimes due to uncommon nasal tumors such as polyps. If you have these recurrently, then you should see an ENT doctor for a better diagnosis and treatment.
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A female asked:
What causes nose bleed?
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surgery 57 years experience
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