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What does it mean when a child's nose keeps bleeding?

It has been 3 to 4 days in a row it only bleeds for alittle while but damn enough is enough.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on Nov. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Just inside the nostril is a collection of capillaries (called Hasselbach's plexus) on the middle wall of the nose. This is the most common site of spontaneous nosebleeds in children. Simple inspection of this area after a nosebleed can often identify the offending vessels - a pleasant job most often left to the pediatrician. These blood vessels, which are simply tubes constructed of cells that are adherent to one another, become dilated when inflamed. This dilatation creates gaps between the cells, which can no longer withstand increasing pressure of the blood that fills the vessels.
    Among the common reasons for the lining of the nose to be inflamed are colds, allergies (even in the absence of other allergy symptoms) and overuse of decongestant nose drops. Other topical or oral medications may also trigger nosebleeds.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • it could be theres not enough moisture in the air. try using a humidifier. or i know some people just get them, if that doesnt help id ask your pediatrician

    Answer by OliviasMommy614 at 12:12 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • This is a plague in my family. We get it from my dad's side. The girls grow out of it in their teens but the boys don't grow out of it until post college.

    A humidifier helps during the heat-on season. Also, cigarette smoke seems to be a trigger for this. Even if a guest who smokes comes over and doesn't smoke but has it on their clothes.

    Answer by ecodani at 12:14 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Usually from nose picking or dry air but rarely there is posterier nose bleeds from the artery and these require a er visit

    Answer by nellyb118 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 15, 2009