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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?

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Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Theresa Willett
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Dr. Theresa Willett
However- if the above doesn't help or you notice ANY gum bleeding or new bruising, see dr soon to discuss.
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