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What Causes Frequent Nosebleeds In Children
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,?
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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