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Child with successive nose bleeds, feels something in the nose. Would it be advisable to blow nose?

my 5 year old daughter has had 2 nosebleeds tonight, one was just a minor dribble, but this last one was a constant poor, there was blood everywhere from her bedroom to mine, wondering what i should do, she is in bed with me now as i am afraid, she says it feels like it is still in her nose but nothing is coming out, should she blow her nose
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Hi there.

Thanks for writing in.

Any history of nose picking/ trauma to the nose? Any history of bleeding disorders ?

I would advise you to take your daughter to a paediatrician.

In the meantime, when she gets an episode of nose bleed, make her sit on a chair with her head leaned forward . Press both her nostrils with the thumb and index finger and ask her to breathe through the mouth during this time for 3-5 minutes. After that, apply an ice pack over the nose intermittently.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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