Health Tip: Why the Frequent Nosebleeds?

(HealthDay News) -- Some children are more prone than others to frequent nosebleeds. While most of the time they are neither unusual or dangerous, they can be scary.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says common triggers of frequent nosebleeds include:

  • Having allergies or the common cold.
  • Receiving a blow to the nose, picking the nose, or blowing the nose with excessive force.
  • Exposure to dry air or irritating fumes.
  • Having abnormalities within the nasal structure, or abnormal tissue growth inside the nose.
  • Having a chronic illness requiring medication that dries out the inside of the nose.

Related Articles

Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

Continue

When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

Continue

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

Continue