Some parents do not attach much importance to the fact that the child often has a nose bleeding. But in vain. Causes of frequent blood from the nose in a child can be very dangerous and require immediate medical intervention.
Ordinary blood from the nose can become an indicator of serious diseases. In order to detect this, you need to understand, from the vessels of which part of the nose there is blood. In the anterior section there are many small capillaries and vessels that are easily susceptible to mechanical trauma, but bleeding is relatively short and unattractive. In the middle and back of the nose, the vessels are large, there are a lot of blood, and it can be very difficult to stop it. It should be ensured that the bleeding does not last more than 5-10 minutes, otherwise the loss of blood for the child's body can end very badly.
The mechanical reasons why a child often has blood from the nose:
- a fall;
- trauma, stroke;
- picking in the nose with an extraneous object;
- strong blowing out;
- getting a small foreign object into the nasopharynx;
- drying of the mucous membrane.
Therefore, if the child often has blood from the nose, the reasons can be covered in the elementary oversight of the parents. This is relevant for children from 1 year to 4-5 years, when their thirst for knowledge of the world sometimes becomes unsafe. In addition, non-compliance by parents with basic hygiene rules for the care of a child's nose can also lead to unpleasant consequences.
Parents need to think carefully about what is the reason, if a child often and long runs blood from the nose of a burgundy or bright scarlet color, which is difficult to stop. The main cause for concern, most likely - serious internal ailments. Once you notice a symptom like this, be sure to check the child on:
- kidney and spleen disease;
- heart defects;
- tumors in the nasopharynx.
All these diseases are well amenable to drug treatment if they are recognized in time. In addition, it is not out of place to listen to the opinion of the pediatrician and ENT doctor.
How to help the child with nosebleeds?
If your child often runs blood from his nose, but you do not know yet what is the reason, you need to learn how to properly give first aid. Unfortunately, in mobile and active toddlers, even a slight injury can provoke a hemorrhage, but there is nothing worse than the wrong help after that.
Procedure if the child often has blood from the nose (for any reason):
- Sit the kid and calm him.
- Slightly tilt his head back (a strong tipping back or forth will lead to complications).
- Put ice or cold towel to your nose.
- If necessary, put absorbent tampons and peroxide in the nose for disinfection.
- If necessary, call an ambulance (if the head is spinning or the child has lost consciousness).
There is also a number of preventive actions, observing which, attentive parents, probably, will never face the problem of bleeding. Be sure to follow the behavior and overall health of your child, check it with specialists on the prescribed schedule. If at the same time to control the ingress of foreign bodies into the nasal apertures, to observe the necessary hygiene and to moisturize the nasal mucosa, most of the reasons why the child often has blood from the nose can be eliminated. The main thing to remember is that it is impossible to protect the child everywhere and everything from everything, but to monitor his health and be able to correctly explain to him what is good and what is bad is necessary.