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8 year old child, suffering from random nose bleeds. History of pneumonia. Cause of concern?

My 8 yr old daughter gets nose bleeds randomly. I have read some on the subject and most seem to say allergies or dry air. Neither of which we have a problem with. She is a fairly healthy child now. When she was a baby, under a year old, she did get pneumonia . Other than that nothing serious. My 5 yr old daughter doesn t have this problem at all. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Mon, 28 May 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Its very common in the age around 5 to 10 to get frequent episodes of nasal bleed this is due to weakness in a vascular area in the nose called The Little's area .This over time will develop well and surely will be alright.

Need not worry , just take care you follow the norms when your baby is bleeding specially the first one which says bending the head down when it is bleeding to prevent aspiration and pneumonia subsequently.

Wish you health.
Answered: Mon, 28 May 2012
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