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Why Does My Son Get Frequent Nose Bleeds
Other factors: Other factors can make nose bleeds more common. Allergies can both irritate the nose making it more vascular and cause a child to manipulate their nose due to itching, etc.. Some common treatments for allergies, like topical nasal steroids increase the risk of nose bleeds. Very rarely, nasal tumors found in children, like juvenile nasal angiofibroma can manifest as nose bleeds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Picking...: The top three reasons for nose bleeds in kids are picking their nose, picking their nose, and picking their nose. So that is the most important thing to start with - keep fingers out! then assess for what might be irritating the noses mucosa - irritants such as allergens, dust, smoke, dryness - the list is long. Use nasal saline spray to moisturize and if continues, have doc or ENT take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anatomy: Regardless of the reason (cold, allergies, etc), the reason your nose gets stuffy is that there is inflammation in the lining of the your nose, which then gets thicker than when there is no inflammation. The main component is from a structure called the inferior turbinates - these get enlarged, engorged with blood and thickened when there is inflammation ---> stuffy :). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Simple things first: Prevention for nose bleeds consist of making sure the nasal membranes do not dry out. One can do this by routinely using a saltwater mist spray or apply a saltwater gel (aryl gel) both available otc. One can even use vaseline 2-3x a day. But vaseline should not be used for those on oxygen therapy. If nose bleeds persist then they should be evaluated. ...Read more
My 3.5yr old son gets nose bleeds on occation. Today he's had 3, what are causes of random nose bleeds and how cani help prevent it?
Be seen: He needs to see his physician. He probably has an allergy or sinus infection, but he could also have an ulcer or sore in his nose. ...Read more
Lining congested ?: Your nasal lining may be very congested or the lining is dry and is cracking. Problem with coagulation is another possibility. Need to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Not necessarily: This could be a problem with dryness of the mucus membranes of your nasal passages caused by lack of adequate humidity from too hot an environment. Try irrigations of your nasal passages with warm salt water and if your house is too dry, use less heat and/or add a humidifier for your bedroom.At bedtime run a thin line of Vaseline to your nasal passages. ...Read more
See a doctor: Constant dripping of fluid from the nose deserves a doctor visit. Your doctor will want to determine the character of the nasal discharge to help define the cause, from allergy, to infection to leak of spinal fluid. ...Read more
I get nose bleeds very often. Around 4 times a month recently. How do I stop it? I've tried making sure my nose doesn't get too dry.
Have hayfiever, nose has been bad for 2 weeks and when I blow my nose, I've started to have blood in my mucus and I never get nose bleeds, it serious?
Nose bleeds: No likely but check with your Dr. ...Read more
I'm useing Vicks nose spray and everytime I use it i start sneezing but it gets rid of my stuffed nose. Why does this happen?
It's an irritant: Any nose spray can make you sneeze, even if it's a prescription. It just means the nose has been stimulated with something it finds a little obnoxious. You don't want to use vick's for longer than 3 to 5 days, it will start to make your nasal tissue swollen. Then you will need to use the Vicks to treat the problem with the vicks. We call this rebound, or rhinitis medicamentosa. ...Read more
My 8 year old daughter has been getting unexplained nose bleeds, sometimes hard to stop. She is healthy and has no other symtom do not know what triggers the nose bleeds. She does not pick her nose.
Dry nose: She probably has a dry nasal lining and secretly picks her nose sometimes (or blows it hard). The vessels in the nose then get exposed and periodically -for no obvious reason- they can bleed. Use a nasal saline gel like ayr gel 2x a day for a month then nightly as needed. This is usually worse in winter (with heating) or summer (with ac) as everything is drier then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low humidity???: Do you happen to live in an area with low humidity or in a cold climate where right now indoor heating may be taking the humidity out of the air? I suggest using a humidifier or nasal rinses with a Netty Pot. You can also supplement with a saline nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nose keeps squeaking. I blown my nose and use a nasal spray that my own doc gave me but it still happens.What can I do ?
Other symptoms?: When you blow your nose you change the pressure in your sinuses, and sometimes as that air equalizes you might hear a tiny squeak. It doesn't necessary mean anything's wrong. It could be from blowing your nose too hard. If you've had a cold this could be more common during that time, and should go away as you get better. If it lasts longer than 14 days check for allergies or sinus infection. ...Read more
Bloody nose tx: If her nose bleeds again hold her nostrils between your fingers for about 10 minutes. Have her sit up and hold her head & neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down her throat. If you are able to do so – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek medical assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I : I donâ€™t know what is making your nose bleed. Some common reasons can include: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, high blood pressure and excessive use of decongestants. Being at a high altitude, trauma to the nose, picking the nose, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial and viral infections can increase the risk as well as bleeding disorders. There can be recurrent nose bleeds if a small vessel in the nose is broken. ...Read more
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