nosebleeds

Laura - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My almost six week old baby has gotten two tiny nosebleed in the past few days. I noticed it after he has been screaming his head off. Has anyone else had this? Should I be concerned? It was just a tiny but of dried blood when I saw it.

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Deanna - posted on 04/10/2009

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I went thru this with my oldest son who is now 5.  His were very very bad, scared me to death first time bc it happened in the middle of the night and i guess the blood bothered him so he'd rub and his entire face was covered! it was terrifying! he had them worse when he was younger but he does still get them once in a great while.  I had asked my doctor and I had taken a picture of how much blood it was and he said it was fine, alot of younger children's nasal passages and all are dry and it someone cause them to start bleeding.  He recommended me to use the saline drops(spray) you can buy it pretty much any where, I got mine at a Walmart.  It just helps keeps it moist (not the easiest to get up in there with them so small) It seemed to help tho, like i said he still gets them once in a while-usual worse in spring and fall....hope this may help you out alittle

Jenny - posted on 04/11/2009

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ok that happened to my little girl when she was about 3 months and i took her to the doctor's to get it checked and she was fine.
her father suffers with nose bleeds for no reason and the doctor told me this means she is more likely to suffer from them as well, but take him to a doctor to be on the safe side

Tami - posted on 04/10/2009

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That would happen to my daughter when she was younger. However she was older than your little one. We found out that she had severe allergies and asthma. What she was allergic to would dry out her sinuses and when she would either get upset or rub her nose-even me wiping it sometimes- it would bleed. What I found helpful was I put some mist in her nose called 'Ocean' and it was salt water base. Then I would put a tiny bit of vaseline on a q-tip and gently put it in each nostril to help keep it moisturized. She is now 10 and it still happens sometimes. Before I would do ANYTHING, I would call your pediatrician and spreak with the nurse just to make sure it's nothing more serious. Hopefully this helped. Best wishes with you & your precious baby!

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Katrina - posted on 04/10/2009

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i think you should ask your doc but my eldest daughter use to get nose bleeds all the time from a young age but we had found she had an ulcer in her nose and she was knocking it everytime and making it bleed she had to have it courtarized(dont know how to spell it sorry)it just meens they had to burn it but it is not painful at all she dident even know it happend and since then she has not had one but just ask your doc good luck

Jayme - posted on 04/10/2009

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nose bleeds can be a sign of allergies my son had recently got them after i changed his formula and long story short we found he was allergic to the skim milk powder and that was the cause

Sharon - posted on 04/10/2009

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Have you been using a mucus asperator?  sometime you can hurt their nasal passages when you are sucking out their boogies.  If not it could be the dry air.  Try getting a cool mist humidifier and setting it up when he sleeps.  If that doesn't work call your pediatrician.

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