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Nose bleeds, getting worse, hereditary. Should i consult a doctor?

My three yr old son has been getting nose bleeds again.. they are getting worse.. let time it gushed out of both nostrils 15min.. this time he woke up from a nightmare and had it poring down his face a lurked under his neck .. I picked him dripped all down my hand .. it was bad. Is this a sign of me? It runs n my family. Should I take him to an er if t stopped? What s wrong?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi madam,
I am really sorry that your son is suffering from nose bleeds. Usually bleeding from nose in children occurs from front portion of nose. They occur due to dry weather, nose infections, nose picking. They resolve without any complications. First aid to be done is pinching the nose for ten minutes which usually arrests bleeding, avoid aggravating bleeding by sneezing, nose blowing, nose picking. But what really concerns me is the large amount and duration of bleeding and also seems to run in your family. Thus I would strongly recommend you get an ENT opinion, rule out local causes and bleeding disorders.
Be relaxed and take care.

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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thanks for your query. Frequent nasal bleeds need to be thoroughly examined and investigated. Special attention should be paid to blood pressure and local nasal examination.

As the primary care taker, you should pinch the nose for a full 5 minutes by the watch. This shall apply pressure to the bleeding area and should control it. The other alternative is to get a nasal pack applied to control the bleed. Kindly also ensure that nose picking is not there.

Wishing your son a speedy recovery.
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