Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009/09/16

Q.

Bleeding Nose

My 2 year son has been waking up with his nose full of blood on two occations, which means that his nose bleeds during the night when his asleep.I only realise it in the morning when i wake up and notice the pollow is full of blood.

Could you please tell me what the cause of this is and if it is serious? Should i take him to a doctor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Such a young boy should not be having nose bleeds. He may have an infection of his nose or there may be a blood vessel in his nose which is bleeding.There are other causes which may need to be investigated. It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your son first. He should do a full blood count as part of the examination.

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