Why Does My Child Have Nosebleeds?

Nosebleeds are messy. I try my best to help my son, I don’t understand why my child has nosebleeds

Noses see a lot of a active-infections, fingers, and air. As a result, about 30% of children under 5 and about 50% of children 6-10 will have at least one nosebleed.

What Causes Nosebleeds?
Noses are rich in blood vessels and are vulnerable to injury and trauma. Any trauma to the face can easily cause a nosebleed. Bleeding may be minor or profuse. Nosebleeds can be spontaneous when the membranes in the nose dry out and crack.

If your child has repeated nosebleeds, weather and nose picking are most likely the blame. If you live in a dry climate or an area with low humidity, you and your child may be more susceptible to nosebleeds. And, if you use a heater in the winter, you’re more susceptible to nosebleeds, as the heater will dry the air.

Other causes of nosebleeds in children

Changing of seasons
Trauma, including nose picking
Blood-thinning medications, like Aspirin
Upper respiratory infections and colds
Staph infection
Sinusitis and sinus irritations
How to Stop a Nosebleed?
Make sure your child is sitting upward and leaning forward slightly. Have your child gently blow his nose, and then apply steady pressure to your child’s nostrils (not the bridge of the nose) for five to ten minutes in order to get the bleeding to stop.

Frequent Nosebleeds
If your child has frequent nosebleeds, it could indicate a number of conditions. It could be as simple as a foreign body in the nose or chronic as a bleeding disorder. Contact your pediatrician to determine the cause of frequent nosebleeds. Frequent nosebleeds and nosebleeds that are really hard to stop can also be a sign of a tumor.

Nosebleeds are rare under age 2, so if your baby or toddler develop one, be sure to tell his doctor.


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