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My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

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

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...Read more


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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?

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

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Could my 9 year old sons rare nosebleeds be from allergies?. Should i be concerned?

Could my 9 year old sons rare nosebleeds be from allergies?. Should i be concerned?

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

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My son is 7 years old & recently this week he has been having back to back nose bleeds. A bad sign?

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

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My 11 year old son gets a lot of nose bleeds especially in the last 5 days. What is causing this?

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

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4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. the bleeding comes from anterior. could it be bleeding disorder?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

ENT doctor: Nose bleeds usually occur from a small area in the front part of the nose and such an area can be cauterized to control bleeds. You may wish to see an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

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


Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back ...Read more