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My 3 year old has very frequent nosebleeds, should he be taken to a doctor, or is it allergies?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Frequent nose bleeds in a child might just be due to dry nasal passages or nose picking, but it could signal problems of a bleeding disorder, rare nasal vascular growths or other medical problems.
A thorough exam and history is necessary to identify the cause.

In brief: See your doctor

Frequent nose bleeds in a child might just be due to dry nasal passages or nose picking, but it could signal problems of a bleeding disorder, rare nasal vascular growths or other medical problems.
A thorough exam and history is necessary to identify the cause.
Dr. Michael Olds
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Worth checking

If your kid has nosebleeds that last less than 10 minutes, it's usually not a sign of something dangerous.
However, it's usually worthwhile having your doctor check to see if something else is going on like allergies (which can be treated) or a growth in the nose.

In brief: Worth checking

If your kid has nosebleeds that last less than 10 minutes, it's usually not a sign of something dangerous.
However, it's usually worthwhile having your doctor check to see if something else is going on like allergies (which can be treated) or a growth in the nose.
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Patrick Melder
You can start with several things first: 1) make sure your child is not picking their nose 2) use a humidifier by the bed at night (warm or cold) 3) use saline nasal spray liberally throughout the day 4) place some neosporin or Vaseline ointment just inside the nostril at night before bed (gently apply with q-tip) 5) if bleeding occurs spray some afrin and hold pressure on soft part of nose for 10
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Not allergies

He most likely has an enlarged anterior septal vessel which gets irritated and inflamed.
Allergy can upset the nose and aggravate the vessel increasing the frequency and intensity of bleeds but allergies do not cause nose bleeds.

In brief: Not allergies

He most likely has an enlarged anterior septal vessel which gets irritated and inflamed.
Allergy can upset the nose and aggravate the vessel increasing the frequency and intensity of bleeds but allergies do not cause nose bleeds.
Dr. David Astrachan
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