Re: Bloody Nose with my 1.5 year old
Hello, A lot of kids get nose bleeds. Nose bleeds do not necessarily mean allergies. I had nose bleeds when I was a child and so does my son. I hate the nose bleeds. We get them when we sleep. I read on a website that nose bleeds in children are common and nothing to be worried about, unless the nose bleeds get so bad that you can't stop them. In adults, it's a sign of hypertension. The nose bleeds can be caused by dry air, (especially dry heat) fragle blood vessels that are too close to the surface of the inside of the nose, or accidently scratching the inside of the nose with a finger nail from picking the nose. (Some children pick thier noses.)
You'll probably need to get a cool mist vaporizer to add humidity to the room at night. Now a days they have humidifiers, I don't know if that would be better. We also put vasoline (petroleum jelly) in our son's nose with a cotton swab/Q-tip at night. The vasoline keeps the nose moist. We learned that trick from our Ped. It works quite well. Not too many nose bleeds anymore. I forget at what age I stopped having nose bleeds. Does anyone else, who had childhood nose bleeds, know when they stopped having them?