Should i be concerned about bleeding nose caused by a fall? - Online Doctor Chats
My 3 year old fell in the bath tub Saturday night and his head hit the side if top side of the tub, it sounded pretty bad. He cried for a min and it wasn't a knot but it was red.he hit right behind his ear part. He has acted normal but tonight ( Tuesday) his nose has mild started bleeding. Should I take him to er or can it wait for the doctor in the morning?
How bad is the bleed?
Is it few spots or a profuse kind of bleed?
It's mild, few spots it's not like bleeding out of his nose I didn't notice it til I was cleaning his nose and saw the spot I cleaned it and more blood came but it's not running out of his nose if that makes since
It's only on one side
Has it stopped bleeding now?
It does stop until I wipe it again
Let me brief you now.
Do you think that it's associated with the fall? I thought after the 48 hours was up everything would be fine.
What is that?
It isn't related to the fall.
The most common reason for such kind of bleeding in children is nose picking.
So it's nothing serious? I can wait to see his regular doctor in the morning?
Perhaps your son sustained injury previously which you aggravated while cleaning it.
I am not concerned since its stopped bleeding now.
Do not try to forcefully clean it.
He did hit his nose on a truck today while playing
This injury most likely caused the bleeding.
If you see any clotted blood in his nostrils, clean it gently with a wet tissue or cloth.
Do not probe into his nostril.
Minor injuries will heal spontaneously.
You need not rush him to the ER now.
Unless off course if it starts to bleed again.
You can watch over the bleeding and take a call to see his doctor tomorrow.
He will be alright soon.
Hope I have addressed your concerns.
Do you have any questions to me?
Ok thanks, can I ask another question since I paid for this.
Sure, proceed with your question/
It doesn't have anything to do with the nose though
I shall try to help with the best of may abilities. Please go ahead with your query.
Sleep problems, he fights his sleep so bad that he will not fall asleep til midnight and he wakes up at 9 am is that enough sleep for a 3 year old or what can I do to break this?
He was been like this since he was 1
If he is active and playful throughout the day despite insufficient sleep, you need not be concerned.
However it is better to change his habit.
I do not mean you need to drug him to make him sleep.
Very he runs all day long
Encourage him with gentle and kind words to go to bed early.
Non stop he does get a hour nap should I stop it
Give his dinner a couple of hours before sleep.
Make sure he doesn't have any toys and games in his bed.
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