What Causes Nosebleeds in Children?

Nosebleeds in children is a condition that brings the heart of the mother to her mouth. So, what are the causes of nosebleeds in children? I wonder if the boy got something in his nose, or does he have a disease?

In which situations are nosebleeds dangerous? How to stop nosebleeds in children? Read on!

What are the causes of nosebleeds in children?

  • Nosebleeds in children are usually seen between the ages of 2-10. The first reason that comes to mind is the insertion of a finger or foreign body into the nose. If the nosebleed is accompanied by a foul odor, you may think that your child has put a foreign object in his nose.
  • Of course, nosebleeds can occur in children with the effect of falling or hitting.
  • In the first days of spring, a child’s nose often runs or itches due to upper respiratory tract infections that occur with sudden weather changes. This can cause irritation of the mucosa, that is, bleeding.
  • Nosebleeds are common in children, even in very cold or hot weather.
  • Capillary sensitivities can also cause bleeding.
  • Although very rare, coagulation disorders or some blood diseases also cause nosebleeds in children.

What are the causes of nocturnal nosebleeds in children?

Sometimes children have nosebleeds during sleep. In this case, a blow to the nose during the day, foreign body sting, allergies or weather changes may be among the causes.

What are the causes of sudden nosebleeds in children?

When faced with such a situation, “Why does the nose bleed out of nowhere?” you may wonder. Sudden nosebleeds can occur if a child inserts a foreign object into his nose, mixes it with hard movements, gets hit, or blows his nose too hard. In addition, exposure to very heat can trigger nosebleeds in children.

What are the causes of unilateral nosebleeds in children?

Sometimes there may be one-way bleeding such as right and left nosebleeds. In such a case, the child most likely stuck a foreign object in his nose. But if unilateral nosebleeds have become continuous, you should go to the CCD doctor without wasting time.

Is it normal for a 2-year-old to bleed from the nose?

We said that the most common periods of nosebleeds are between the ages of 2-10. So, don’t let the nosebleeds of a 2- and 3-year-old child scare you because he’s too young. Most cases of bleeding from a child’s nose are not due to serious causes. However, you should not neglect it according to the condition and cause of the bleeding. If you have persistent nosebleeds, you should definitely see your doctor.

How to stop nosebleeds in children?

Do you know what to do when your little lamb’s nose is bleeding? Let’s see how the nose bleeds in children go!

  • First of all, stay calm and do not panic so that your child is not afraid.
  • Don’t try to stop the bleeding by sticking something up your nostril. Sit your child down, bow his head, put a bowl under his nose.
  • Take the end point where the nasal bone ends between your thumb and index finger, and apply pressure by squeezing for 10 minutes. Repeat this pressure twice, five minutes apart.
  • Bleeding from the child’s nose can panic him, so don’t let him tilt his head back. Because if he does that, the blood goes to the back of the nose, to the stomach. This causes nausea. You can tell your child why he shouldn’t do that when he tries to tilt his head back.
  • You can apply a cold compress to the bridge of the nose.
  • If the bleeding continues, it may be helpful to apply pressure just under your nose and on your upper lip.

In which situations are nosebleeds dangerous?

Nosebleeds in children are bleedings that occur at the entrance of the nasal cavity, where the capillaries and the mucosa come together, which are generally called “anterior nosebleeds”. They are short-term, less bleeding.

Posterior nosebleeds are rarely seen in children. Bleeding is heavy, difficult to control. Bleeding-clotting in children may occur due to problems. Since it occurs at the back of the nose, the bleeding does not stop by pressing the nasal bone. Blood continues to flow to the mouth and neck. If the following situations are in question, you may be faced with a dangerous nosebleed. In such a case, you should take your child to the ENT doctor.

  • If the bleeding does not stop within half an hour,
  • If you are sure that there is a foreign body in your nose,
  • If nosebleeds are frequent,
  • If you have bruises on your body in addition to bleeding.

What is done to treat nosebleeds in children?

Frequent nosebleeds in children are largely due to fragile capillaries. In such a case, the doctor may burn the capillary ends.

Again, the doctor may order a blood count.

If necessary, the doctor may use tampons for 2-7 days.

An important note!

Don’t let your child blow their nose for at least 2-3 hours after a nosebleed.

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