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What causes nose bleeding after a head injury?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: Hi

My 4 year old just had a fall and hit the back of his head. There is a swell and also he had nosebleed after that. The bleeding did not last more than 3mins. He gets nosebleed easily and the last time he had it was 12 hours ago
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nasal bleeding is quite common

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Ms Yenee,

Swelling at the site of injury and nasal bleed are quite common in children.
There is no cause for concern if following criteria are fulfilled

1. Child is playful and interested in surrounding
2. No abnormal movements of body
3. No persistent vomiting
4. No excessive crying
5. No loss of consciousness
6. There is no external deformity of nose

Local application of ice and analgesic/anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen syrup will provide him much needed relief.

Do get back to me if you need any assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (54 minutes later)
Thanks for your reply, Dr XXXXXXX

My child is asleep now but he was complaining of giddiness before he slept. I did ask him to try walking when he complained of giddiness and I did not notice any clumsiness in his movements.

Should the giddiness be of any concern?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings,
Giddiness is also usually associated with pediatric Head injury and there is no cause for concern.
Allow him to sleep. He will wake up fresh.

Do keep me informed about developments.

Take Care
Regards
Deepak
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Brief Answer: Nasal bleeding is quite common Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms Yenee, Swelling at the site of injury and nasal bleed are quite common in children. There is no cause for concern if following criteria are fulfilled 1. Child is playful and interested in surrounding 2. No abnormal movements of body 3. No persistent vomiting 4. No excessive crying 5. No loss of consciousness 6. There is no external deformity of nose Local application of ice and analgesic/anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen syrup will provide him much needed relief. Do get back to me if you need any assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS,MS,MCh Consultant Pediatric Surgeon