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Child gets nose bleed on crying. Swelling of the nose. Need to be worried?

when my six yr old is crying he starts having a nose bleed and i ve been concerned becasue its been 3 yrs and i got the ENT to check him out but he only examined him for like less than a minute and saying hes fine.but when he starts bleeding it will go for half an hour or more and his nose starts to swell up from too much bleeding,i hope it s not serious because would ve i find out something is wrong with him and what if it s too late.i love my baby and i want answers to why he starts having nose bleeds when he is crying,even when he cries quietly he ll start a nose bleed.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.

The nose bleed comes from an area known as Little's area on the nasal septum. As it is occuring frequently, the area must be raw and not healed properly. Ensure that a little vaseline or any bland ointment is applied on the area so that a soft scab forms and heals. Also ensure that your son's blood pressure is checked to rule out hypertension.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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