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Frequent nosebleed on 5-year-old kids

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 24, 2021 10:15 AM
Anonymous 5 months

My 5-year-old son had nosebleed 2 times last week on his right nostril. Yesterday he had it 2 times in the morning, one time in the afternoon and one time at night on the left nostril. The one at night was triggered because he asked me to remove dried mucus in his nose as he felt difficult to breathe.

This morning at 5.30am, he had another nosebleed from the left nostril again. Initially was not heavy and it stopped after 15-20mins. However, it came back again after 10 mins with heavy flow and took us very long to stop it.

May I know what is the possibility cause of nosebleed in kids and if we would like to bring him to see specialist, which specialist shall we bring him since he is only 5 years old? Shall we bring him to see a paediatrician first or see ENT specialist straight?

Thank you!

Dr Sashini Seeni 5 months
General Practitioner

Greetings, thank you for your question.

Based on the information you have provided, we understand your concerns about the symptoms/problems encountered. For your information, bleeding nose is very common and can have several causes:

  • Dry air
  • Flu
  • Trauma of the nose due to blowing the nose too hard or due to scratching/picking the nose
  • Taking allergy medications

You should bring your child to a doctor if he had many episodes of a bloody nose. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors for advice and consultations. This answer is a general description of the problem you are facing. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Mar 24 2021 10:15:45 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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