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Why do nosebleeding so common in toddler?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nose picking
Toddlers pick their noses whether they confess to it or not.
Further, they have a hard time understanding how to clean/blow the nose. You don't need to be overly agressive.. Try these simple things: saline nasal spray 2-3 times a day to keep the nose moist; humidifier at night; a vaseline or neosporin ointment applied gently to nostrils before bed at night.

In brief: Nose picking
Toddlers pick their noses whether they confess to it or not.
Further, they have a hard time understanding how to clean/blow the nose. You don't need to be overly agressive.. Try these simple things: saline nasal spray 2-3 times a day to keep the nose moist; humidifier at night; a vaseline or neosporin ointment applied gently to nostrils before bed at night.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: It can happen easily
Nosebleeds can happen at any age.
Contributing factors include dryness, irritation (including putting fingers in nose, which toddlers do!), allergies, and injury. Ask your child's doctor if it's ok to use a humidifier in the bedroom as well as putting saline gel in both nostrils 2-3 times daily. If it's no better with that, your child needs to be seen.

In brief: It can happen easily
Nosebleeds can happen at any age.
Contributing factors include dryness, irritation (including putting fingers in nose, which toddlers do!), allergies, and injury. Ask your child's doctor if it's ok to use a humidifier in the bedroom as well as putting saline gel in both nostrils 2-3 times daily. If it's no better with that, your child needs to be seen.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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