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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 6 year old son bleed badly from his nose today,it was like a tap of blood opened,i was able to stop it though with a cube of ice on his head and nose it was the first time this happened,but it was scary n im worried.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Kids get nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can be due to many things that cause one of the little veins on the inside of the nose (usually the middle septum) to crack and leak temporarily. Heavy breathing in sports, hot or cold air, allergies, nose-picking, colds, a toy in the nose, etc... are some of the causes of nosebleeds. He who bleeds too often or "too long" can have his blood checked to see if his blood clots too slowly.
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