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When should you take your child to the doctor about a nose bleed?

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You should take your child to the doctor if:

  • He gets nosebleeds often.
  • The bleeding’s caused by something he put in his nose.
  • He bleeds heavily even when he has minor injuries.
  • He bleeds from other areas of his body, like his gums.
  • He develops bruises from minor injuries.
  • The nose bleed(s) happened soon after he started a new medication.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Nosebleeds: When to see a doctor.”

KidsHealth.org: “Nosebleeds.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Should Your Child See a Doctor? -- Nosebleed.”

University of Utah Health Care / The Scope: “ER or Not: Nosebleed.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Nosebleeds: When to see a doctor.”

KidsHealth.org: “Nosebleeds.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Should Your Child See a Doctor? -- Nosebleed.”

University of Utah Health Care / The Scope: “ER or Not: Nosebleed.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 7, 2019

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