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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: CONCERNED | 2004/10/26

Q.

NOSE BLEEDS<br><br>NOSE BLEEDS

Thrice in the space of four weeks my son of three has experienced nose bleeds. He bleeds profusely for about a minute and then it stops. What could this be attributed to?

Also, I suspect he may have a sinus problem because his eyes continually water and he is always rubbing them. He also has an itchy nose. What can I give him to alleviate this?

Many thanks.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is common for a nose to bleed following infection or irritation. Often children pick their noses without knowing and then damages one of the superficial blood vessels. What you describe sounds like it may have an allergic origin. If the symptoms persist you will need to consult your doctor. Discourage him from blowing his nose or putting a finger in the nose for the next week or two until the blood vessel has healed completely.

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Posted by: CONCERNED | 2004/10/27

Thanks, Tee - I appreciate your advice & time taken to reply.

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Posted by: Tee | 2004/10/26

Hi Concerned.

My 4 year son also had a spell where he had nosebleeds. I would wake up in the morning and there would be blood all over the pillow.
I was told that it could be:

1. The air is too dry.
2. Sinus related.
3. Picking his nose.
4. Bumping his nose.

There is not really very much you can do. But I was told not to worry about it, unless it happened on a very regular basis and it was a severe nosebleed.

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