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My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Look inside the nose

A normal toddler can have occasional, brief nosebleeds.
Causes include colds or allergies that cause sniffling and mucous in the nose. Teaching a child to blow his nose while bathing can clear mucous. A bead or other toy put "up the nose" can cause bleeding, as can nasal trauma from bumping into things. If nosebleeding is heavy, or repeats for more than 2 days, one should talk with the doctor.

In brief: Look inside the nose

A normal toddler can have occasional, brief nosebleeds.
Causes include colds or allergies that cause sniffling and mucous in the nose. Teaching a child to blow his nose while bathing can clear mucous. A bead or other toy put "up the nose" can cause bleeding, as can nasal trauma from bumping into things. If nosebleeding is heavy, or repeats for more than 2 days, one should talk with the doctor.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly

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.Nasal gel or saline at bedtime can help. Check with your doc if it continues.

In brief: Possibly

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.Nasal gel or saline at bedtime can help. Check with your doc if it continues.
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