my 2yo has nosebleeds when she sleeps at night. anyone able to advise/suggest on this issue. thanks.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2009

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As a pediatric nurse, nosebleeds are usually just dry nasal passages. In the winter time there is alot of heat being used and that causes dryness. You can try runing a humdifier to see if that helps. Hope that works.....

Cindy - posted on 02/24/2009

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I used to get nose bleeds all the time when I was a kid. I had a blood vessel to close to the surface so if I blew my nose or anything I would get one. Also I lived where the air was very very dry espeically in the winter. My parents had a humidifier and we started using it. It puts moisture in the air, it really helps. I also would put a little bit of vaseline in at the back of nose before going to bed, but being very careful not to irritate it so that it would start to bleed. These things worked for me. I also grew out of them. Now my oldest daughter has them on occasion.

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Maybe the air is too dry in her room. You may have to get a humidifier for her room; that might help to get moist air into her room.

Karen - posted on 02/24/2009

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my son used to get that when he was little and the doctor told me and can be a result of lack of oxygen going to the brain...she might be too hot etc etc

Masuma - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hi, I took my li'l one to the GP and he advised I spray some saline into her nostril and get the blood clot out and then apply nasalate cream inside. However it didnt help much. she bled that night and in the morning as well. After that I stopped cleaning her nose. I took her her to the pediaatrician and he said this is very common in children, not to worry. Put her head back and apply ice to the forehead/nose bridge area to stop the bleeding, humidify the room or cool it down. He even suggested I stop cleaning her nose as this aggravates the problem. As per him, the clot actually helps the healing process. Touchwood, so far my daughter has not had anymore nose bleeds. Hope this helps.

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My daughter (5 years old) have the same problem with nosebleeds. The excessively bleeds came out not only from the nose but also from her mouth five times in three days . Sometimes she 's difficult to breath because of many bloods in their mouth and nose. I went to the doctor three time...no action properly. We live in the UK now. What should I do?

Masuma - posted on 01/20/2009

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thanks everyone. the dr. has given her a nasal cream called nasalate. she eas ok last nite.hoping it continues so.

Kerry - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hello Masuma, with my daughter who had noseblleeds, some of them horrifying, First get an opinion on IF there is an underlying cause. 



my daughter now 14, was sensitive to dry hot air, especially if she was playing sport there would be nosebleed at night. In a regulated temperature room she does well with rare bleeds. On really hot days i practically force her to drink a lot of water and get her room to a cool temperature, also important is to keep yourslef calm so you dont show panic to the child, panic makes this much much worse!  Calmy take her for a tepid shower or sit in the tub, telling her its because it makes less mess if you have to, whatever works to help slow it or stop it.



After a good trial period, If you still have trouble, get a referral to an ear nose throat specialist so they can do the full work on any underlying medical problem.



good luck



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Meaghan - posted on 01/20/2009

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also try a saline solution nasal spray. My pedi put both my kids on them on Friday for this very reason. Our house is sooo dry. We do the whole humidifier, cool rooms, window cracked at night, but it's still dry.



It's really been helping them. The one she gave me comes in an aerosol can. It's one measured dose and it shoots right up their nostrils.

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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I was going to suggest the vaseline thing too, but didn't want to double post. That's a great idea.  Just make sure you use a thin coating - you don't want to block up her nose with it!

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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I was going to suggest the vaseline thing too, but didn't want to double post. That's a great idea.  Just make sure you use a thin coating - you don't want to block up her nose with it!

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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I was going to suggest the vaseline thing too, but didn't want to double post. That's a great idea.  Just make sure you use a thin coating - you don't want to block up her nose with it!

Caroline - posted on 01/20/2009

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Also, putting some vaseline on a q-tip and carefully applying to the inside of the nostrils will help. The humidifier is a great idea, especially long term, but the vaseline will soften and moisturize the nose really quickly.

Lisa - posted on 01/20/2009

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my son used to get them sometimes. i found that if it was too hot in the room he would have a nosebleed bad. its good to use a humidifier in the room so the air isnt too dry also bcoz that combined with the heat caused them. so make sure his room is a comfortable temp and the air has some moisture too. i hope this might help u. take care.

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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Quoting Masuma:

my 2yo has nosebleeds when she sleeps at night. anyone able to advise/suggest on this issue. thanks.



I don't know where you live or if she may have underlying issues, but it could be as simple as dry air.  Try putting a cool mist humidifier in her room.

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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Quoting Masuma:

my 2yo has nosebleeds when she sleeps at night. anyone able to advise/suggest on this issue. thanks.



I don't know where you live or if she may have underlying issues, but it could be as simple as dry air.  Try putting a cool mist humidifier in her room.

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