Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mo | 2009/10/19



Hi Paed

When are nosebleeds not normal? My 6 yr old girl gets them 1 - 4 times a week. Yesterday it was twice for the first time ever - during the afternoon and again at night. It was the first time she has had a middle-of-the-day one. They are usually in the night, very early hours of the morning or the second she wakes up around 7am

They last between one and 4 minutes. She clots quickly and the amount is never vast.

The sun seems to be a factor - after a hot day she is almost guaranteed to get one during the night. She wears sunblock and hats religiously but is very active and outdoorsy.

In winter, they seem to be caused by dry air, in summer, by the heat.

Expert's Reply



This is not normal and your daughter is having frequent nose bleeds. She should be seen by a paediatrician first and a full blood count should be done.Your paediatrician may want to refer her to an ENT specialist as well.

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