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Nosebleeds in a 2 year old.

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ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 16-Aug-08 12:00:45

Ds2 gets frequent nosebleeds. Usually these are mild, short and 'drippy', but last night he had three pourers, necessitating a big clean up at 9pm, 3 am and 5 am.

He seems fine.. He's quiet, but then, we are having a lazy day (as I don't want to stress him and cause another) but I am actually a little concerned about blood loss. What sort of foods could I give him? (ie would beef for 3 days running make a difference or would it just make me feel bettyer?) Should he go to the doctor? I can't really see what they could do.

ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 16-Aug-08 12:09:17

bump?

Mamazon Sat 16-Aug-08 12:17:27

he is perfectly fine, he hasn't lost anywhere near enough blood to cause a problem.

DS has frequent nosebleeds too.
It may be worth going to see the GP about it as he can give you creams to put inside his nostril, they are like steroids that thicken the skin and can prevent nosebleeds.

ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 16-Aug-08 12:21:18

Thanks mamazon.

psychomum5 Sat 16-Aug-08 12:26:42

it may look a lot, but really, it isn;t......promise

my DH has very frequent nosebleeds (and he has had his nose cauterised too!), and he often says his is to 'release' blood[hmm. not sure myself, but he seems ok with this explaination!

DD2 and DD3 and also DS2 suffr from them aswell (as does MIL in fact, suggesting a familial connection), and for them it is allergy related. and high weather pressure triggers them too for some reason....

oh, and with DD3, she gets them either at the beginning of being poorly, or at the end.....so if she is brewing a cold, she will have several in the week previous to that.

the doc has never been overly concerned...they did cauterise DD2 (three times now in fact), as hers are gushers and they scare her.....she still getss them, but mild ones now, and always triggered by hayfever.

you can get special cream to apply, helps with the soreness, but if he is unconcerned for now just keep him rested.

as for foods.....you can try if you feel better for it. beans on toast is good for iron, especially with a burger on the side (good tip from my fab health visitor). and of course bolognaise. dark choc is quite good for iron intake....and quite yummy if you like that sort of thing. oh, and orange juice with whatever foods help absorb the iron.

HTH, and try not to fret

kiskidee Sat 16-Aug-08 12:27:55

I get nosebleeds if i am a bit dehydrated in the long term. DD had one for the first time when it was hot. I think it may explain some of it.

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