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My 17 Month Old Son Is Having Nosebleeds Should I Be Worried
Look inside the nose: A normal toddler can have occasional, brief nosebleeds. Causes include colds or allergies that cause sniffling and mucous in the nose. Teaching a child to blow his nose while bathing can clear mucous. A bead or other toy put "up the nose" can cause bleeding, as can nasal trauma from bumping into things. If nosebleeding is heavy, or repeats for more than 2 days, one should talk with the doctor. ...Read more
A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more
My 16 month old son has had 2 nosebleeds this week never had one before and hasn't had nor has he got a cold or fever. Should I be worried?
No: This is usually due to dry air - often happens when we turn our heating systems on in the winter / colder months. ...Read more
My 15 month old son had a febrile seizure 4 days ago, and now having nose bleeds. What can I do? What is causing this?
Bodily reactions: He is probably experiencing some physical stress. His body is reacting in a dramatic way. At least 3% of all normal children will experience febrile seizures particularly between 1 and 3 years of age. It is an expression of a stress reaction of the body when i'll with fever. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds can be another sign of body reaction to irritation. He will do fine as he grows. ...Read more
I have a 6 year old son and his nose bleeds at night. It happens often and it is in any weather anytime. Should I be worried?
Common issue: It is common for kids to wake to a bloody pillow. This comes from the frail capillaries in his nose that break when he rubs his face (nose) into the pillow when half asleep. It is a sign of irritant itching/allergies. Placing nose drops or saline gel (NASAL or OCEAN) in the nose at bedtime usually reduces the frequency. Eliminating dust/ perfumes from his environment also helps. ...Read more
Not usually: Nose bleeds may be anterior or posterior. Anterior are more common in children and can be caused by colds, dry air, allergy, trauma to nose, nose picking, blood clotting disorders can sometimes be problem. Rare bleeds usually self limited and not usually of concern. Posterior nose bleeds are more common in elderly. ...Read more
4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. The bleeding comes from anterior. Could it be bleeding disorder?
Usually irritants: Nose bleeds in infants is usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes, etc. All lead to irritation & occasionally infection. This causes small nasal capillaries to bleed, often as the face is rubbed into bed linen in sleep. Removing as many irritants from their life as possible can help as can nasal saline wash, nasal saline gel & reasonable humidity within the home. ...Read more
My 16 year old son suffers from chronic nosebleeds. He gets between 4 and 10 a week. What could be causing this. Headaches do accompany the nosebleed.?
Noses can bleed, but: 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 air, cold air, allergies, nose-picking, colds, 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 is clotting too slowly. ...Read more
Many causes: See a doctor to see what is going on inside the nose. ...Read more
My 3.5yr old son gets nose bleeds on occation. Today he's had 3, what are causes of random nose bleeds and how cani help prevent it?
Be seen: He needs to see his physician. He probably has an allergy or sinus infection, but he could also have an ulcer or sore in his nose. ...Read more
Is it normal for my 1.5 yr old son to have a nosebleed every time he has a extreme temper tantrum?
My son is 7 years old & recently this week he has been having back to back nose bleeds. A bad sign?
Nose bleeds common:
Most of the time nose bleeds in kids are due to dry air +/- nose picking or rubbing, and not letting the fragile skin in the nose heal between insults. Preventive- try vaseline or neosporin to lining of nose.
Try with next bleed: have him blow nose fully to get out clots + mucous, hold nose firmly just below the hard part for 5min (don't tip head back), then if stopped-don't touch! ...Read more
My 15 month old bumped heads with my 4 year old and got a nosebleed, which has stopped. She and her nose seem fine. Do I need to worry at all?
No knockout/no pbm: The trauma that knocks you out, even briefly, has produced a concussion.If the trauma wasn't enough to cause even brief loss of function is unlikely to be a problem. Some will throw up once or seem dazed with a headache.If she starts vomiting multiple times, I would have her seen. The nose of most at that age is pretty forgiving. ...Read more
My 13yr old son just recently started having nosebleeds, dizziness, and fatigue should I take him to the er?
My 11 year old son gets a lot of nose bleeds especially in the last 5 days. What is causing this?
Usually irritants: Nose bleeds are usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes, etc. All lead to irritation and occasionally infection. This causes small nasal capillaries to bleed, often as the face is rubbed into bed linen in sleep. Removing as many irritants from their life as possible can help as can nasal saline wash, nasal saline gel and humidity within their sleeping areas. ...Read more
My son, 11, has been having frequent nose bleeds, 3 to 4 times per week. He also has migraines. The bleeds happen out of the blue. I am worried.?
Recently my 6year old son keeps getting nose bleeds and I don't know why. Its only at night. He gets blood all his pillow and his face at night.?
Common: The delicate capillaries in the nose will often bleed from irritants in the air, fragrances, smoke, dust, etc. Kids rub their noses in their pillow & often trigger a bleed that stops before they wake. Nasal saline gel before bedtime, nasal wash and removing any airborne irritants all can help. ...Read more
My ten yrs old son bunked his head got a big gose egg on fir head seems ok never got knocked out but its been 3days n now havein nose bleeds shou?
Head trauma: When your son bumped his forehead he may have bumped his nose as well and traumatized it causing bleeding ...Read more
My 2 year old son has had two nose bleeds in a two hour period should I take him to get checked out?
See below: If the bleed stops in less than 20 minutes and if there is no repetitive manipulation of the area - no worries as nose bleeds are very common and the main causes are inflammation from viruses or allergies, dry air and trauma (nose picking). If not stopping, even with direct pressure, get seen. ...Read more
My 12yyear old son has lots of migraine an is tired more than usual also nose bleeds an genualy unwell how can I help him?
Other symptoms?: Are the nose bleeds new? Do they stop easily or are they prolonged (>15 minutes)? When you say he is generally unwell, do you mean more fatigued than usual? With regard to his migraines, has he had these for a long time? Are his current headaches similar to what he normally has? Any new bruising? Fevers? If it is possible, I would probably bring him in to his doc to see if he can be helped. ...Read more
Four yr old son has a fever has been complaining about head hurting and eyes and he have had nosebleeds in past. What could be wrong?
Fever: Hard to say what is going on by the limited description. The headache could be from the fever. However the description of eyes hurting is concerning for meningitis. I would recommend seeing the physician if the fever persists or if headache not related to fever, or if vomiting, not acting himself. ...Read more
My son has been put on steroids to clear his chest he is two yrs old but since taking these he has has three nose bleeds is this a symptom?
Unrelated: Nose bleeds in a 2yo are more likely to be a reflection of other issues. Nasal allergies, irritants, or poorly humidified environments all can irritate the capillaries in the delicate nasal membranes & kids often wake up on a bloody pillow having had a bleed in the night. Smoke from a fire, fumes, fragrances, etc are other aggravating factors. ...Read more
My ten year old son had his adenoids taken out when he was i'd say about 5 or 6 and now he has been having nose bleeds since december, problems?
Drying effect of hea: During the winter months the heat can be very drying. Consequently, the heat may be drying out the lining of his nose causing bleeding. Add moisture to your heating system. ...Read more
My 10 year old son suffers bad headaches, nose bleeds and whilst having these has a very bad temperon avarage he gets 4-5 a week what can this be.?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My son 7 years old. Today one time nose bleeds due to presence of small ulcer in front of nostril. What should do
Antibacterial: Ointment or cream will likely help. To doctor's if worsens or not improving in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Tonsils and adnoids swollen and having random nose bleeds is this all related and Wat besides the obvious could this be. Its my 4 yr old son btw?
Tonsils: You should take your son to see and ENT as soon as possible for a good exam including a look in the nose and the area behind the nose called the nasopharynx ...Read more
My 11 year old son has costant nose bleeds, what can be causing them? He has them at least 4 times a week it seems and he just had one when he went to wash his hands after he came home from school. I asked him what happened because he came out of the bath
Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your son's nose bleeds. It is pretty normal for children to pick their nose. This can cause minor trauma with subsequent nose bleeds. Sometimes there is small blood vessel in the nose that is exposed and friable, the pressure from blowing the nose could cause it to bleed. Children can also place objects in their nares (my brother had a thing for placing minature army soldiers up his nose when he was little). Dry air (like the type on airplane flights) can dry out the mucosa in the nose which makes it more friable. Allergies and upper respiratory infections can be a cause. If the child has problems with clotting blood or a blood disorder (leukemia) that can be an issue. Use of certain medications can also be a cause. Because you son has nose bleeds so often, I do recommend that it be evaluated as often the fix can be quite simple. Take care. ...Read more
My 8 yr old son has been sick with a fever, headache, dizzy and lightheaded for a week. Now he is getting nosebleeds after dizzy spells. Could this be something serious, or just really bad sinus?
See an ENT: Hard to tell what is causing this without more information - is your son athletic? Is there a family history if this? Also, he needs an ENT to scope his upper nasal passage and airways to find an etiology to the nosebleeds. The ENT may want some imaging of the sinuses prior to endoscopy to see the anatomy... ...Read more
3 month old has a WBC of 23.1 after finishing antibiotics. He has frequent nosebleeds, trouble breathing, fevers, vomiting &poor appetite. Help?
Peripheral smear: Have a slide made of your blood this requires one drop on the slide and have the pathologist look at it for blast or other worries some features of tumor versus infection the symptoms may be worrisome Direct examination of the peripheral blood smear is important in this setting ...Read more
My 3.5yr old daughter has frequent nosebleed 1- 2x/ wk usually last for few minutes, is it just a common thing for her age or something else?
Stop her nosepicking: The most common cause of nosebleeds, whether or not you're 3 years old, is trauma. The blood vessels along the nasal septum (the wall between the nostrils) are very sensitive. During the winter, the air is more dry. When the nose is dried out, it has more risk of bleeding. Use a saline nose spray during the winter to help and keep her hydrated. Otherwise, stop the nose picking habit! ...Read more
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