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Does your child get or used to get a bloody nose offen?

My son is 9. Seems to have one at least once evey 1 or 2 weeks. I've never had one but my mil says she used to get them like that when she was young. Says its the cold weather. Whada you think?

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Asked by bizima4 at 8:34 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • yeah , my son 10 now , always gets them but in warm or hot weather

    Answer by letstalk747 at 8:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I got them a lot when I was a kid. you can try a humidifier, hopefully that will help!

    Answer by Namaste17 at 8:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I used to get them about that often, haven't had one in a few years though. Nephew used to get them a couple times a week, during the night - it was awful. Someone told his mom to try rubbing a thin layer of vaseline in his nostrils before bed each night. She uses a q-tip to do it. He's never had another one since they started doing that - it's been a few years too. He's old enough to do the vaseline himself now though ;).

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • i used to get them all the time when i was younger. I never knew why, but now as an adult i rarely ever get them, like once or twice a year maybe.

    Answer by arkelly2188 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Yes. My 11 year old daughter use to get them in hot weather. I use to get them too when I was a kid. My doc. gave me vitamin K and the bloody noses stopped. That's how my daughter's stopped too.

    Answer by cecyh9 at 12:02 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • the heat of the house a humidifier might help. and or ayr gel with aloe vera you want the gel not the saline solution. i use it when i notice my nose gets dry because i am not allowed a humidifier where i live at currently


    Answer by WildCat73 at 2:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • are they picking their nose ? is the air dry or humid ? dry air can cause the tender membranes to crack and bleed , some nose bleeds can be caused by blood disorders check with Dr. that sounds like a bit too often.

    Answer by nanafor5 at 9:11 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Yes my oldest use to get them all the time, he still does occassionally but its not as bad. It's usually the dry air.

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 1:25 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • My son used to get about one a month, and he even could sense them coming. He was so good at it, that he rarely got a drop on his pillow! My nurse friend scared me to tell me that frequent nosebleeds can be a sign of something more serioius, so do have your MD do bloodwork at your next scheduled visit. Vaseline, humidifier--they worked for us, and an occasional spritz of saline solution before bedtime. Now at age 12, he hasn't had one in months.

    Answer by reveala at 12:19 AM on Feb. 15, 2011

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