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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Could frequent nose bleeds in children be caused by behavioral problems?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Could frequent nose bleeds in children be caused by behavioral problems?

Unlikely: The nose is covered inside by thin membranes& many capillaries that add moisture to dry air when we breathe. Conditions that irritate the nose, like pollen, dust, smoke etc.Often drive a child to rub the nose or pick it.Half awake kids often rub their face in their pillow & you find a bloody pillowcase in the morning.In 30+ yrs of treating kids, I have never heard of a behavioral disorder with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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


Dr. Alissa Zenack
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What are common causes of nose bleeds in children?

Dr. Alissa Zenack
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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Will frequent nosebleeds be a symptom of behavioral diagnoses in children?

Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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Will frequent nosebleeds be a symptom of behavioral diagnoses in children?

Many causes...: Nose bleeds in kids can be caused by a number of things. The number one cause by far is nose picking. Dry skin inside the nose can also be a problem (a little vaseline can help). Friable blood vessels in nose can be cause (need to see ENT to get treatment). Lastly, low platelets can cause pretty severe nose bleeds (>20 minutes). Treatment depends on cause of low platelets. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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Can taking naproxen 500 cause frequent nosebleeds? Stopped taking 2 days ago

Dr. John Feola
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Can taking naproxen 500 cause frequent nosebleeds? Stopped taking 2 days ago

EPISTAXIS: EPISTAXIS or nose bleeding can have many causes. You need to be reexamined and have labs checked avoid NSAIDS which can thin out the blood. Check humidity level in your bedroom and if it is below 35% buy a humidifier. If bleeding persists clotting work up is indicated ...Read more

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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My 13 yr old has a new onset of severe headaches that are affectin her sleep as well nosebleeds are more frequent. No nausea/vomit. What could b cause?

Dr. Shalini Sethi
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My 13 yr old has a new onset of severe headaches that are affectin her sleep as well nosebleeds are more frequent. No nausea/vomit. What could b cause?

Headaches: Headaches affecting sleep are not good. See your doctor. In the meanwhile maintain a headache diary to record when they occur, what triggers them and associated signs and symptoms and what relieves them . This will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

Possible: Depending on the anatomic predisposition to the recurrent sinus infection. Hopeful your ENT will review the CT scan with you ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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What could cause frequent nose bleeds?

Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What could cause frequent nose bleeds?

Nosebleeds: Some of the causes of frequent nosebleeds include constant exposure to dry air, consistent use of nasal sprays (for allergies or congestion), recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and snorting drugs, such as cocaine. Sometimes, recurrent nosebleeds can indicate an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes a nosebleed?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What causes a nosebleed?

Possible causes: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How do you stop the occasional nosebleed in children?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How do you stop the occasional nosebleed in children?

Hold the nose: The usual nose bleed can be controlled by pressing the nostrils closed, leaning the head forward, breathing through the mouth and holding the nostrils closed under gentle pressure for about two minutes. Press the nostrils up all the way to the bone about one third way up the nose. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chastain
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

Dr. John Chastain
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

Trauma, dryness: Nosebleeds are often caused simply by dryness of the nose, sometimes compounded by trauma (nose picking), prominent blood vessels along the nasal septum, a deviated nasal septum, and / or infection. In boys, a particular type of (rare) tumor, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, causes bleeding. Initial preventive measures for bleeding include avoiding trauma and moisturizing. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleeds (Definition)

Nosebleeds is also known as Nose bleeds. 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 ...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


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