- If bleeding does not stop within 20 minutes despite squeezing/pinching the nose, go to urgent care or emergency department.
- If you or your relatives have severe nose bleeds and your child seems to be having a similar problem – it may be an inherited condition – time to see a doc.
- If your child bruises easily or bleeds easily from injuries, nose bleeds may be a sign of coagulopathy – a blood clotting disorder.
- If your child has a known coagulopathy or clotting disorder and has nose-bleeds.
- If your child is having worsening nose bleeds – increasing in frequency or increasingly difficult to control them.
- If your child is having a combination of nose bleeds and nasal obstruction – this may be a sign of severe allergies, a foreign body in the nose (piece of candy, toy, whatever), or even a nasal tumor.
- If your child has chronic nasal inflammation (rhinitis), or recurrent sinusitis, these conditions can make their nose prone to bleeding, and appropriate treatment can help reduce or eliminate the problem.
- If your child is throwing up blood
Yeah, I know, it’s a list of 8 reasons, but here’s #9 – the biggest reason of all. I didn’t count this one ’cause you already know it: You are crazy-mad in love with your kid(s)! And you don’t want anything bad to ever happen to them. So if they match anything on this list, get ’em checked out. We’ll both feel better.
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There you have it … the opinion of a simple pediatric boogor doctor for managing nose bleeds, and hopefully eliminating them from your child’s life.