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6 year old sudden nosebleed; cbc good. afraid i have exposed her to something, such as flu. is there anything i can do to keep her well? vac + nov/dec

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing post: Nosebleeds in a 6 yo usually represent simple leaking from the sensitive capillaries in the nasal membrane. The membranes are sensitive to dry air, rubbing or picking. They rarely represent anything else & normal CBC confirms it. Flu doesn't cause them. If she's had her flu shot , avoids sick people & washes her hands properly she has the best chance to stay well.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018

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