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Pediatric Nosebleeds

Key Points about Nosebleeds

  • A nosebleed is bleeding from tissues inside the nose (nasal mucus membranes) caused by a broken blood vessel.
  • A nosebleed can look scary, but is usually not a serious problem. Nosebleeds are common in children. They happen more often in dry climates and they also happen more during the winter
  • Nosebleeds can be caused by many things, such as dry air, nose picking and allergies. In many cases, no specific cause for a nosebleed is found.
  • To help prevent nosebleeds, run a cool mist humidifier in your child's room at night, if the air in your home is dry. Teach your child not to pick his or her nose or blow it too hard. Apply petroleum jelly inside your child’s nostrils several times a day.
  • What is a nosebleed?
  • What causes a nosebleed?
  • Which children are at risk for a nosebleed?
  • What are the symptoms of a nosebleed in a child?
  • How is a nosebleed diagnosed and treated?
  • How can I help prevent a nosebleed in my child?
  • When should I call my child’s health care provider?
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Vice President
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Acting CMIO
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