Re: 10 yr son with frequent nose bleeds
When I was a kid, I was anemic and had to take these huge iron pills for a few years. I can still remember them. UGH! I also suffered from frequent nosebleeds as a kid. One time, my mom couldn't get the bleeding to stop and actually called my dad home from work because she was so scared. I guess it stopped on its own at some point.I dont know if the anemia caused the bleeding. I could even tell seconds before the bleeding started because I could feel a tingling sensation in my nose. My mom would get a few seconds warning before the gusher started! This went on for a few years then just stopped. I almost never get nosebleeds now. I was also taking Dimetapp for allergies as a kid. I am wondering if the antihistamines dried out my nose to the point where the lining in my nose was just thin and bled easily. Is your child taking any meds that might be drying out his nose? Nose bleeds look shocking, like tons of blood is being lost. But as bad as mine were, I never bled out! I sure freaked out a few people with the nose bleeds though. I'd say dryness, a thin lining up in the nose, or medication could be causing the nosebleeds. I hope you find a cause and a solution!