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Child having runny bloody, hurts to touch, looks like a blood clot. Is it dangerous? What should i do?

my 3 1/2year old son has been getting runny bloody noes for like 5 days and he wont let me blow it he tells me it hurts when he touches it. it has some boogers in it but most of the time looks like a blood clot .. i though it was because of his runny noes from a coupe days before that.. what should i do and is it dangerous?
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Hi edwardayla,
Usually nasal bleeding in children occurs due to rhinitis (running nose), nose picking, dry weather which is self limiting and not dangerous. They resolve by forming a clot in the nose. Best home remedy will be to avoid blowing nose, coughing and sneezing forcefully. Occasional bleeding can be stopped by pinching nostril for 10minutes. Although its not an emergency, since your son's bleeding nose is for 5 days its always better to get a ENT specialist opinion in person.
Don't worry he will be alright soon. Take care.
Dr Balaji
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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