my 3 year old son gets nose bleeds at night alot! has anyone else gone through this?

Christy - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my son gets nose bleeds alot and doctors are saying that its probably the heat and its nothing to worry about. he is 3 and it has been going on for a year now. has anyone else gone through this same thing? what are you doing for this?

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Lori - posted on 09/23/2009

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My son has frequent nosebleeds as well. He is 4 and a half and has had them since he was about 8 months old. Sometimes he has them several times a day/night, sometimes only a few times a week. We've lived in three different states during this time (military) and the climate/humidity doesn't seem to matter. Most pediatricians we've seen say it is allergy related or due to the dryness of the area, but he still gets them no matter what we do.

Krista - posted on 09/23/2009

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A few of my children had this problem until I realized that they weren't drinking enough water. He is most likely dehydrated. Juice and milk do not count as water and our bodies need an abundance of water to maintain the health of our tissues.

Amy - posted on 10/15/2012

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Please don't use Vaseline in the nose! Inhaling petroleum can cause a form of pneumonia. There are other moisturizers you can use out there that do not have petroleum. Or try a saline solution. Our son also had bloody noses and he has a humidifier in his room and we have a whole house humidifier. It is his body's way of dealing with allergies. They are very infrequent fortunately. But I felt the need to post regarding vaseline...

Stephanie - posted on 09/22/2009

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my daughters had this problem for a while. we put a humidifier in her room. it took care of it.

Stephanie - posted on 10/16/2012

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yes i have when i was younger and still do when it is hot(or the air is dry) some times it might allergeys as well as a dryness in the air. One good way to help him breath at night after he had it bleeding already (or befor) is take a damp wash cloth and wipe(very gently) around his noise and help him breath some vapers of the water in to his noise and sinuses. (or get a humidifier, maybe one with a cup that can hold a medication like a calming smell) I find drinking tea when it was hot and dry helps me not wake up because of a sore head too.

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Victoria - posted on 10/17/2012

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You can try using a humidifier in the room.

This worked wonders in my home.

Stephanie - posted on 10/16/2012

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i should have read the posts first befor posting my self. thats what i was talking about. and Your right about the Vaseline. Vaseline can cause infections i got afew when i was younger right after my parents used that to try and help me. tho it just made me feel horrible.

Deborah - posted on 10/08/2012

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my grandson is doing the same thing. he is going 2 a speicalist oct 30 i will let u know how he makes out. GOD BLESS US ALL .

Valerie - posted on 09/25/2009

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Try rubbing some vaseline inside his nostrils to keep it from getting so dry and also a humidifier. With the cooler weather coming and running a heater it will really dry things out so just try to keep some moisture in the air. Even boiling a big pot of water in the morning can help to put moisture in the air!

Sharon - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son is 12 and we've been dealing with this since he was around five years old. He just started cross country and I've noticed an increase in the amount of nose bleeds. You may want to try a humidifier if you haven't already.

Kassie - posted on 09/24/2009

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When I was a child I had troulbe with nose bleed. The Dr. told my mom my membranes were drying out and cracking causing the bleeds. Putting vaseline on a Q-Tip and gently rubbing the inside of my nose gave it the moisture it needed.

JoAnna - posted on 09/22/2009

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My son just turned 7 and for the past year has had nosebleeds off and on. Our ENT said that right now it isn't anything to worry about unless we can't get the bleeding under control. It's caused by superficial veins in the nasal septum. If my son happens to rub his nose too hard with his hand it will start bleeding. We have to squeeze his nose together until we are puttin pressure on the middles section (the septum) of the nose, since that's where the bleeding is coming from.

If his bleeding gets worse, the vessels will have to be cauterized and only one side can be done at a time.

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