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What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Chastain
Dr. John Chastain
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Common problem
This is a pretty common complaint in many kids.
Often times it is just due to dry air causing their nasal membranes to crack and bleed. This can often be helped with saline nasal sprays to keep the membranes moist. However, if there is a family history of bleeding disorders, then further investigation may be needed.

In brief: Common problem
This is a pretty common complaint in many kids.
Often times it is just due to dry air causing their nasal membranes to crack and bleed. This can often be helped with saline nasal sprays to keep the membranes moist. However, if there is a family history of bleeding disorders, then further investigation may be needed.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nose bleed
The most common cause of nose bleed in children is usually either dry mucous membranes or due to digital manipulation.
You can try vasoline applied with a q tip and 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks and see if it helps. If it persists, see your ped or ent. Exposed blood vessels can often be cauterized easily in the office.

In brief: Nose bleed
The most common cause of nose bleed in children is usually either dry mucous membranes or due to digital manipulation.
You can try vasoline applied with a q tip and 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks and see if it helps. If it persists, see your ped or ent. Exposed blood vessels can often be cauterized easily in the office.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Several items come to mind: dry air, allergies, infection, trauma.
It matters how old the child is. Is it always the the same side, or does it alternate? Is it both sides? One common cause is an normal collection of blood vessels in the front of the nose called kesselbach's plexis. This collection of blood vessels sometimes gets too close to the surface of the nose, and very easily bleeds.

In brief: Several things
Several items come to mind: dry air, allergies, infection, trauma.
It matters how old the child is. Is it always the the same side, or does it alternate? Is it both sides? One common cause is an normal collection of blood vessels in the front of the nose called kesselbach's plexis. This collection of blood vessels sometimes gets too close to the surface of the nose, and very easily bleeds.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common
Nose bleeds are fairly common in children.
The front of the nose is extremely vascular and the vessels are superficial and easily injured. Add on top of that colds and allergies and you can have nose bleeds. An ENT doctor should be able to evaluate your child and cauterize the bleeding area stopping the bleeding.

In brief: Common
Nose bleeds are fairly common in children.
The front of the nose is extremely vascular and the vessels are superficial and easily injured. Add on top of that colds and allergies and you can have nose bleeds. An ENT doctor should be able to evaluate your child and cauterize the bleeding area stopping the bleeding.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Chastain
Dr. John Chastain
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