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What causes a bleeding nose in children?

What causes a bleeding nose in children?

Epistaxis: In children (as well as adults) a common cause of nose bleeds is trauma (nose picking) direct injury and rarely bleeding disorders will cause epistaxis. ...Read more

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What causes a nose bleed in a child?

What causes a nose bleed in a child?

Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes random nosebleeds in a child that also bleeds thru mouth?

What causes random nosebleeds in a child that also bleeds thru mouth?

Best to call your DR: Children who have bleeding disorders that prolong the clotting time can be at risk for excessive bleeding from the nose and mouth. Your doctor can screen for diseases such as hemophilia based on your child's medical history and blood work if medically necessary. ...Read more

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What would cause nose bleeds in a 2 year old?

What would cause nose bleeds in a 2 year old?

Usually irritants : Nose bleeds in toddlers are usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes 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 reasonable humidity within the home. ...Read more

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What the most danger cause for tiny amount of nose bleeds in both nostrils when blowing nose, in 40 years old women?

What the most danger cause for tiny amount of nose bleeds in both nostrils when blowing nose, in 40 years old women?

Atrophic rhinitis: Assuming that you are not using nasal steroid aimed at the center of the nose , Afrin -like nasal spray, or cocaine. the most likely cause is dryness . You may try a nasagel spray to keep the nose moist especially on dry and windy days. If problem persists, consult ENTor allergist to check for allergies, sinusitis etc. I also assume that you have no unusual amount of bruising. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of repeated nose bleed when blowing nose in one nostril for few months?

What can be the cause of repeated nose bleed when blowing nose in one nostril for few months?

It could be: the sinuses,repetitive trauma from blowing nose too hard, or a growth...I suggest you see ENT Dr. about this. ...Read more

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What are common causes of nose bleeds in children?

What are common causes of nose bleeds in children?

Can't stop the bleed: The most common reason for nosebleeds in children is dryness in the nose. Dryness can be due to dry heat in the home or changes in weather. You may try putting a nasal saline gel inside the nose to keep the nose lubricated and moist. If the nose continues to bleed, you may need to see an ear, nose, throat doctor to cauterize the blood vessel which is bleeding and may be close to the surface. ...Read more

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What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clots in nose resulting in bloody nose - which stops the minute nose is blown and clot is gone ?

What are the causes for clots in nose resulting in bloody nose - which stops the minute nose is blown and clot is gone ?

Nose bleed: There are several possible reasons. One common reason is bleeding from a blood vessel in the nose. This could rupture due to nasal congestion, irritation or inflammation. Even high blood pressure could do it. There could be a blood disorder. Should get checked and get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes nose bleeds in kids. ?

What causes nose bleeds in kids. ?

Several possibilitie: It could be dry nostril, frequently picking the nose cause trauma, allergy problem or bleeding disorder, etc. ...Read more

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I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

Unlikely: Most cases of bloody nose (epistaxis) are not from cancer. There are many reasons and the most common are nose picking or other trauma including nose sprays, dry air, bleeding disorders, medications like aspirin, infections (common cold or sinus). Other cause may be high blood pressure, low platelet count, pregnancy, cancer (leukemia) and more. If nose bleeds are severe or recurrent, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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For as long as i can remember (7+years) when i blow my nose there is often flecks of red blood.Chronic allergies and a stuffed nose. Likely the cause?

For as long as i can remember (7+years) when i blow my nose there is often flecks of red blood.Chronic allergies and a stuffed nose. Likely the cause?

Hopefully no more: Than the result of the chronic allergies constant irritation of the delicate membranes causing little bleeds from surface capillaries. The force of blowing frequently may also play a role - especially if often and hard. You might consider seeing a doctor or allergist for help. There are topical steroid inhalers that can lessen the inflammation and other strategies too. I suffer it too. It stinks. ...Read more

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What can be some of the causes of a child to have many bloody noses in one week?

What can be some of the causes of a child to have many bloody noses in one week?

Picking: One of the most common causes is picking his nose. Once irritated it can bleed much easier the next time. Having a cold and wiping and blowing the nose aggressively can cause it as well. There are also some nasal sprays that can lead to nose bleeds. ...Read more

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What are the cause of left nose bleeding. See some blood. I work in kitchen. Sometimes nose bleeding occur. Not every day. 2 times in months occur?

What are the cause of left nose bleeding. See some blood. I work in kitchen. Sometimes nose bleeding occur. Not every day. 2 times in months occur?

See your MD: Nose bleeding can be associated with chronically breathing air that is too dry, to nasal trauma or digital removal of mucus crusts. Also, blood pressure needs to be checked. Some growths in the nose may bleed. You may try saline nasal spray, vasiline to moisturize, but you must see your doctor or ent--(ears, nose, throat doctor). Low platelets may be associated as well. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pretty big amount of blood from nose on a tissue paper after nose wiping in a 61 years old male?

What can be the cause of pretty big amount of blood from nose on a tissue paper after nose wiping in a 61 years old male?

Traumatized vessel : Vigorous rubbing & blowing the nose, especially with seasonal allergies, dry mucus membranes or other conditions affecting membranes lining the nose can traumatize blood vessels in that area & cause bleeding. In your age range especially if you have high blood pressure, however, beware bleeding from vessels back of the nose (posterior epistaxis) which requires specialized packing. Helps? ...Read more

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Do allergies cause scabs to appear in your nose or is that a sign of infection?

Do allergies cause scabs to appear in your nose or is that a sign of infection?

Scabs or crusting?: Scabs form at sites of injury such as from picking ones nose too vigorously or blowing the nose so hard that blood vessels break. Crusting can be from dryness of drainage. Keep nasal passages moist with saline nasal spray. Avoid digital trauma; don't blow nose forcefully. If purulent drainage, see doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can past history of foreign body in nose be a cause for nose bleed ?

Can past history of foreign body in nose be a cause for nose bleed ?

How far past ?: You wouldn't expect any nose bleed from a FB removed from the nose a couple weeks or more in the past. If any portion is retained it tends to form a smelly nidus of infection within days that eventually leads to removal. ...Read more

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What can cause a sunken in nose?

What can cause a sunken in nose?

Warning: If the bridge of your nose has collapsed, see an otolaryngologist at once. I trust you are not doing cocaine. This may be syphilis, wegener's, a grave fungal infection, or any of several other entities. If I have misunderstood, please forgive me. ...Read more

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My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

ECCHYMOSIS: ECCHYMOSIS in a young woman demands prompt attention. You need full blood workup for clotting disorders and autoimmune problems. If you have had a recent URI you may have bone marrow supression and severe platelet deficiency. IE TTP VS ITP. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL EVALUATION . FACV level/MTHFR/PROTEIN C&S/RPR/AT3/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/ANTICARDIOLIPID ANTIBODY. Also HEE CONSULT ...Read more

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What causes a nose bleed in a child?

Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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