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Many parents in Pakistan suffer from the problem of nose bleeding in children. But their parents do not know the actual cause and how they can prevent this situation. There is some lack of awareness about this issue that we feel an urge to talk about this topic. In this article, we will talk about symptoms and causes of nose bleeding and then preventions. So let’s start the discussion
Nose bleeding occurs when the blood starts to come from the nasal mucus membranes of children. The medical term used for nose bleeding is epistaxis. Commonly in children, nose bleeding occurs in the front panel because there are lots of small blood vessels, and they can be easily damaged.
Nose bleeding can look scary, but usually, it’s not a very serious problem. Nose bleeding is widespread in children. Usually, they tend to happen more in winters or dry climates. Sometimes lots of dryness inside homes or buildings produce causes cracking inside their nose. Some children happen to experience nose bleeding in their teenage.
Symptoms of Nose Bleeding in Children
Following are the symptoms of nose bleeding in children;
- Thick blood coming out of the nose
- Clotting inside the nose
Causes of Nose Bleeding in Children
Now let’s discuss some causes of nose bleeding in children. Here you go with it;
- Dry air
- Picking the nose
- Nasal allergies
- Common colds
- The flu
- Other infections that affect the nasal passages
- Nasal polyps
- Overuse of nasal sprays
- An injury to the nose or face may be from a ball or fall
Other causes that may become contributors to nose bleeding in children are
- Heart diseases
- High blood pressure
- Use of blood thinners
These causes are severe, and usually, it does not happen to all children.
Things to do when your Child has a Bleeding Nose?
We will tell you some important things to do when your child has a nose bleed.
- First of all, stay calm and get your child to sit in a comfortable position.
- Reassure your child that he will be fine.
- Do not let your child lie because it will lead him to swallow this blood.
- Gently touch his nose and clean it with tissue. Let him breathe through his mouth.
- Apply slight pressure on his nose for 10 minutes if the bleeding does not stop.
- Do not spray anything into your child’s nose.
When to see a Doctor?
Nose bleeds are normal in children, so how would you identify that when you need to see a doctor for your children. Here is the alarming situation when nose bleeds happen in;
- Occur frequently
- Happen in a changed manner
- After taking a medicine
- Signs of easy bleeding or bruising
- Bleeding more than 10 minutes
- The child looks pale, has little energy, or is feeling dizzy
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Intense headache or fever
The occurrence of nose bleeding inside the children cannot be treated or prevented, but somehow, you may take specific steps to decrease the chances of nose bleeding in children. The prevention tips for nose bleeding in children are;
- Using salt water nasal sprays for keeping the child’s nose moist
- Keep running a humidifier for keeping the child’s room’s air moist.
- Do trim the child’s nails so that injuries do not happen inside the nose because of nose-picking.
- Ask your child to wear protective equipment during high physical activities.
If you think that the nose bleeding problem in your children is producing significant distress, you should contact an ENT specialist.
Nose bleeding typically tends to happen in children. You can treat your child’s bleeding at home by gently applying pressure on his nose with soft tissue paper. Most nosebleeds in children are caused by dry air or a non-humid environment. Try to eliminate those factors from your child’s surroundings. If you feel that your child has frequent nose bleeds, then you may contact a good consultant.
How to treat a nosebleed in a child?
For treating a nose bleed in a child, you have to pinch the nose softy and keep pressure on it for 10 minutes. Use cloth or tissue to clean the blood. Make your child relaxed after a nosebleed.
Does nose bleeding in children mean anything serious?
No, usually, nosebleeds are not something serious. It happens in every second child once in their life. But yes, if this problem occurs again and again, then it might represent some hidden medical or health issue in your child.
Can dehydration cause a nose bleed?
Yes, dehydration may cause nose bleeding. Cold air or dry air can also lead to nose bleeding in children.
How long does a nose bleed last in a child?
A nosebleed in children should not be last too long. If the nose bleed lasts for more than 8-10 hours, you need to contact a doctor.
What causes nose bleeds in children?
Most of the time, children get nose bleed because of nose picking, dry air, and nasal allergies. Any reason can be some disturbing factors irritating the delicate blood vessels.
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