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Old 01-04-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question 9 yr. Girl Nose Blood Clots

I have a 9 yr. old girl with upper resp. infections and nose bleeding...its not normal nose bleeds...I took her to a specialist when she was 6...he said her blood vessels were on top of her skin instead of covered and she would out grow it....but lately she's been pulling big clots of blood out of her nose....and its gagging her because she says its like coming from her throat up.....has anyone heard or know about anything like this....

 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: 9 yr. Girl Nose Blood Clots

As a kid, my nose would bleed at the drop of a hat. By the age of 10, I had my nose cauterized 7 times and I wasn't allowed anymore. If I didn't put vaseline up my nose daily, my nose would literally squart out blood. My nose was so sensitive, I wasn't allowed to play in the fall leaves, I had to make sure my nose was extremely moist when playing sports or during the winter months (dry heat, which causes the nose to become dry, hince the bleeding) and I even slept w/ a humidifier to make sure my room was moist at all times. My parent's would have a our house sprayed for bugs, but they won't allowed to srpay my room. It would make my nose bleed. So, I know what you are going through! However, I was extremely lucky, if you want to call this lucky. I guess you would in my case, but I broke my nose playing softball at the age of 13. Needless to say, they had to reconstruct my nose. Since then, my nose never bleeds and I don't have to go though the trouble, as I did in my younger days!

They actually told me the same thing, my blood vessels were on top, which causes them to bleed more. You just have to be extremely careful, especially w/ dry heat or anything that may cause the nose to become dry. Examples: showers, heat during winter months, leaves, playing sports, etc. It may sound gross, but I would try putting vaseline up her nose. I used to buy it in the lip balm and squart it on my finger and place it up there. It will feel weird at first, but it's better than your nose bleeding unexpectedly.

As far as the clots, I used to get them all the time. Most of the time, if you sneeze them out, the nose will stop bleeding right away. At least, that's how it was for me. Remember, you don't want to blow really hard or else it will cause the bleeding to worsen. Also, never lean your head backwards, always lean forward. When leaning backwards, it causes the blood to go back into her throat and it's the worst feeling. If you can't get the bleeding to stop, place hers or your index finger underneath her upper lip and apply a little pressure. Also, be sure to lightly squeeze the nostrils shut. You may have to hold your finger there for a few minutes.

I wish you the best of luck! I know this can get a little frustrating, but you have to learn to work around it!

 
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