Nose bleeds in children



Children commonly experience nose bleeds. This occurs for all sorts of reasons but generally children have thinner nasal linings that can break

For children, it is because their nasal lining is thinner and they may have an underlying nasal allergy that:

  • makes them sneeze
  • makes them rub their nose
  • blocks the nose so there is more turbulence and drying

One, or all of the above, causes the fine blood vessels of the Little’s area to rupture and bleed.

Treating nose bleeds in children is relatively simple. If the cause is nasal allergy, that should be adequately treated. Thereafter persisting nose bleeds would require a more comprehensive examination to exclude less commoner causes. Sometimes a troublesome engorged vessel/s may require sealing.


The information on this website is for general educational purpose only.
Readers should consult their physician before considering treatment, and should not interpret their condition solely based on the information above.