Posted by: Carol | 2004/12/02


Nose bleeds/Circumcise

My son is 3 half years old, he has excesive nose bleeds atleast 3 to 4 time a week, most of the time it happens while sleeping. It pours out!!!
As well I would like to know if I need to get him circumcised, I'v never pulled his skin down when he was a baby, I tried recently but am scared the skin tears...

Expert's Reply



The most common reason for nose bleeds is that children pick their noses, even while asleep. Often the healing scabs of a previous bleed are very itchy. It may hyelp to cover his hands eg. with socks while he is asleep at night, only for a 7-10 days, until his nose has healed completely. If the problem persists it needs to be evaluated. The best is to leave the foreskin alone. There is no reason to try and force it back. It usually seperates on its own by 4-5yrs of age.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: Belle | 2004/12/03

Hi Carol

I don't know about the nose bleeds, but for the circumcision please go to for more info. It's important to educate yourself about this before you damage his foreskin or have it removed unneccessarily.

Reply to Belle

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.