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Small child, facial injury, nose bleeds, mucus discharge. Cause of worry?

My 3 year old jumped and landed with her knee striking her in the cheek. Her nose began to bleed on that same side a few minutes later. We were able to get it to stop. But a little blood would begin to drip during the remainder of the day. It is not always thick blood it is mucusy bc she has a cold too. Is it possible to strike your cheekbone so hard that your sinus could bleed? And should I be concerned?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
It seems to be a significant impact injury as it occurred due to striking of knee to her cheek while jumping.
As there is continuous oozing of bloody and sticky material from the nose, I advise you to consult emergency immediately to look for any brain injury and for the fracture of nasal or cheek bone.
There are chances of sinus bleed also.
X-ray and CT Scan head is required to assess the facial and head injury.
So I advise you to consult emergency and for further evaluation.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Do not panic.
She might have a nasal bleed.
Due to the cold she is having the mucusy blood stained discharge.
Keep her nose dry by nasal decongestant nasal drops.
Apply some neosporin ointment in both her nostrils for a few days.
Give her a mild antiallergic syrup to decrease the cold.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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