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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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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


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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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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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Is it normal for my 1.5 yr old son to have a nosebleed every time he has a extreme temper tantrum?

Is it normal for my 1.5 yr old son to have a nosebleed every time he has a extreme temper tantrum?

SpontaneousNosebleed: First, the situation you describe with your young son is NOT normal. He needs to see a pediatric ENT specialist or a general ENT specialist to ensure he does not have errant blood vessels in the nasal septum and/or nasal cavity. ...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 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?

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

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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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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

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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.?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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