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What could be the reason for child having nose bleeds during night? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 17-Nov-2013
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User:Hi My sons age is nearing 4 years. since May to today, i saw 3 times, the blood coming from nose of my son while in sleep. What might be the issue? Please suggest
User:Good evening Doctor
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User:Hi My sons age is nearing 4 years. since May to today, i saw 3 times, the blood coming from nose of my son while in sleep. What might be the issue? Please sugges
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:For nose bleeds there can be many
Doctor:Most probable cause is fingering *
Doctor:the nose
User:What should i do
Doctor:For now you can just observe
Doctor:to see if more bleeds happen
User:while in his sleep the blood seems to come out and dried out....we just saw after he woke up
Doctor:If they do then your baby will need to be examined by ENT specialist
Doctor:It must have happened after nose picking
Doctor:How much was the blood
User:just a drop or 2
User:was there stuck on his lips
User:and when we tried to see inside the nose....its another 1 drop in liquid form
User:but now its not bleeding out of nose
Doctor:so we cab relax
Doctor:just in case another bleed happens
User:ok i will observe for now....and if something more comes out....will take him to ENT tomorrow
User:any home remedy if it happens at NIGHT
Doctor:keep his face turned down so that he does not swallow blood from inside throat
Doctor:Press one side of the nostril to stop the bleed
User:you mean the opposite side of the nostril right?
Doctor:If nasal crusts present, can try saline nasal spray to soften and remove them
User:the one from where its not bleeding needs to be pressed. correct?
Doctor:no the sameside of nostril
Doctor:he needs to breathe too
Doctor:Do not try to remove the blood clot though
Doctor:Can also apply a little vaseline to soften the inside of nose
Doctor:All this should help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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