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Why does my son picks his nose during sleep? And gets frequest nose bleeds

This has been affecting his sleep for the last year or so. He's got eye bags from it. Doctor recommended putting Vaseline in his nostrils every night, but that did not work either. Tried saline drops and allergy medicine but nothing seem to work.

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Asked by filmom2ethan at 4:15 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My son had the same problemwhen he was little. We did the Vaseline thing every night. It did take a good month for it to really help because of the dry climate we lived in (Alaska) & the damage to the thin skin in his nose. then we only did it when his nose was itchy. He is 16 now & hasen't had a nose bleed in a loooong time. I would try the vaseline again and do it consistently every night (and after bath or shower) for at least a month & see how it works for you.
    Good Luck

    Answer by shareleann at 8:47 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Thank you so much for the response! We'll give it another try

    Comment by filmom2ethan (original poster) at 11:49 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

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