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To ask if it is normal for a toddler to have blood in her snot

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5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 10:25:20

My DD is 2.5 and constantly seems to have blood in her snot. Esp when it is dried up. I have seen gp re.this twice (two different gp's ) and one said that as long as it is not blood pouring out of her nose on a regular basis then it's normal. The other gp said maybe she as scratched the inside of her nostrils so it is normal. This was about a year ago. Since the DD has been having dried reddish snot and I have had to live with it but I am still not sure if this normal. I am a FTM and myself have never have blood in my snot so find this unusual. Any thoughts and experiences will be most appreciated. (I accidentally posted this in Property/DIY and have reported it asking for it to be deleted)

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Singlebutmarried Fri 12-Jun-20 10:27:14

Yep. Normal. She’s probably had a good pick when asleep and it’s now coming out.

steff13 Fri 12-Jun-20 10:27:19

I have it all the time. It's just from irritation inside your nose.

5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 10:57:49

Thanks all for your replies. I feel a little less worried about it now.

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LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE Fri 12-Jun-20 12:56:24

Depending on how willing your toddler is to stay still (and be messed with), you could try a little smear of Vaseline up the nostrils to keep the area moist and give it a chance to heal. Works well for me when I have sore, dry, cracked nostrils. I put it in with a cotton bud. If she's not up for it, then keep her nails short and try to stop her picking her nose (v hard to do with toddlers!)

Picklypickles Fri 12-Jun-20 13:01:39

My nose has been like this for weeks now because of hayfever, the kids sometimes get it too especially when the central heating is on over winter, it gets very dry in our house and it causes a lot of irritation.

EmeraldShamrock Fri 12-Jun-20 13:05:41

Is she picking her nose? Usually if a picker there'll be blood.

PaulineScrambledPhones Fri 12-Jun-20 13:28:14

Very normal. Fret not, OP.

JustC Fri 12-Jun-20 13:31:25

If it doesn't happen on a constant basis, my guess would be she pickes her nose a bit too much sometimes. Which kids will do 😁

SKP86 Fri 12-Jun-20 13:49:22

Could be dry nasal passages. Try a humidifier in her bedroom?

5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 15:16:59

Thank you all for your replies. @EmeraldShamrock No she doesn't pick her nose at all. She is more of an eczema scratcher sad

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5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 15:19:02

@SKP86 Yes, I will try a humidifier in her bedroom. It just didn't occur to me.

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EmperorCovidula Fri 12-Jun-20 15:22:51

I get this all time during winter from dry air. When I fly I can’t breath properly for two weeks after because the entire inside of my nose is crusted over. Pregnancy also makes it worse. The only thing you should do though is just check her blood pressure. If it’s normal (mine’s low actually so it’s not always cause by BP) then I would just try to keep hearing off as much as possible and house well ventilated. Humidifier as mentioned above is a good idea too.

5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 15:24:02

@JustC to me it does feel like it is constant. It's seems to be more often than not . My gp's are quite dismissive of it. The last time the GP checked she said that the inside of DD's nostril was red and it seems she had scratched herself. But I never see her scratching and I am always with her. I do see her scratching her eczema though . But she quite often seems to have red snot esp.when it is dried.

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JustC Fri 12-Jun-20 15:56:31

Hm, like another poster said, maybe try a humidifier for her room. If she is prone to eczema, could the skin inside her nose be more sesnsitive/dry, so prone to bleeds when blowing her nose? So humidifier should help. Also do not use even the gentlest of sprays when she has a blocked nose? Maybe try inhalations. If still worried revisit GP.

mrsBtheparker Fri 12-Jun-20 15:59:44

My daughter's nose used to bleed copiously for no reson but she grew out of it. We never got to the bottom of it, the doctor used the phrase 'manual excavation' which has always stuck with me!

TranielleRadcliffe Fri 12-Jun-20 16:03:04

My DD used to get really crusty when she had a cold which was uncomfortable for her. Used to help her clear it and always used a wet wipe but sometimes there would be a bit of blood from aggravating the area. I’d say it was normal.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 12-Jun-20 16:04:34

DS has always had nosebleeds, a lot of them are spectacular but some are just blood in snot. The way the doctor described it was that the membrane in his nose is just thin, so any pressure can lead to bleeding- even dried snot can be a bit sharp and scratchy and enough to draw blood. He often wakes up with blood on his sheet/pillow. He has some steroid cream to use, and was offered cauterisarion, but decided against it. He's 20 now.

JustC Fri 12-Jun-20 16:24:12

'Manual excavation' 😂, as if calling it nosepicking would actually offend a parent. Bless his heart

5lilducks Fri 12-Jun-20 16:53:38

Thanks all for your replies. @JustC I have never used any sprays on DD as I don't really like the idea of nasal sprays myself. Inhalations is a good idea, thanks.
She will not let me put vaseline in her nostrils. I do however keep her nails short as she tends to scratch her eczema.

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mrsBtheparker Sun 14-Jun-20 22:31:54

'Manual excavation' 😂, as if calling it nosepicking would actually offend a parent. Bless his heart

Perish the thought that it could have been meant humourously! I'm so glad that I don't take life so literally as the MN rules seem to imply.

Mumto1andthetinybun Sun 14-Jun-20 22:40:35

My nearly 2yo DS gets this all the time. He's terrible for bashing his nose (he runs full speed everywhere head first) and also goes mining for gold. It's totally normal and not something to worry about.

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