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Panama City, FL
A 47-year-old female asked:

What causes a nose bleed in a child?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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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