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My 5 year old son bleeds from his nose from time to time, what should I do?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: See an ENT doctor

It is a common condition in children and is due to prominent blood vessels located close to the surface on the front part of nasal septum. Depending on the child's cooperation, it can be cauterized under topical anesthetic or under general anesthesia with high success rate!

In brief: See an ENT doctor

It is a common condition in children and is due to prominent blood vessels located close to the surface on the front part of nasal septum. Depending on the child's cooperation, it can be cauterized under topical anesthetic or under general anesthesia with high success rate!
Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Minor treatment

Humidify his room at night.
Put something like vaseline in his nose 3-4 times per day for 4-5 days after the bleeding. Nosebleeds usually are from dryness, allergies or nosepicking. Make sure he is not bruising easily, bleeding while brushing teeth, or an " easy" bleeder.If these occur, see your pediatrician asap.

In brief: Minor treatment

Humidify his room at night.
Put something like vaseline in his nose 3-4 times per day for 4-5 days after the bleeding. Nosebleeds usually are from dryness, allergies or nosepicking. Make sure he is not bruising easily, bleeding while brushing teeth, or an " easy" bleeder.If these occur, see your pediatrician asap.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nosebleed

In children, place a dab of vaseline in the nostrils and squeeze the nose.
This will act to apply the vaseline to the septum. Usually bleeding comes from the front (anterior ) septum. Encourage no picking of nose. If moisture doesnt help, then see ENT as sometimes cauterization is needed. There are also minor nose bleed control kits which can be purchased at the drug store.

In brief: Nosebleed

In children, place a dab of vaseline in the nostrils and squeeze the nose.
This will act to apply the vaseline to the septum. Usually bleeding comes from the front (anterior ) septum. Encourage no picking of nose. If moisture doesnt help, then see ENT as sometimes cauterization is needed. There are also minor nose bleed control kits which can be purchased at the drug store.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Vaseline

See a ENT DR. Meanwhile apply vaseline or Aquaphor inside both nostrils.
A tiny dab. Gently rub around. If there are no more bleeds you can cancel the ENT. This will usually stop it.

In brief: Vaseline

See a ENT DR. Meanwhile apply vaseline or Aquaphor inside both nostrils.
A tiny dab. Gently rub around. If there are no more bleeds you can cancel the ENT. This will usually stop it.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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