The Cause Of Children Frequent Nosebleeds And Headaches?
Morning, I want to ask … why is it that my child every time I tie his hair, later after I untie his hair and after several hours while he sleeps, he must have a nosebleed? R nAnd sometimes he also complains of headaches. also complaining dizzy. thanks
Hello Indah, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Bleeding from the nose or nosebleeds can occur for many reasons, here are some of them:
Dry nasal mucosa, for example, because the surrounding air is too dry
The weather is too hot or too cold
Picking or blowing your nose too often
Inflammation of the nose and sinuses due to allergies or due to infection
Injury to the face
Tumors in the nose and nasopharynx (the area between the nose and oral cavity)
Blood vessel tumors or malformations of blood vessels in the nasal area
Blood clotting disorders that can occur for many reasons (nutritional deficiencies, genetic diseases, leukemia, etc.)
If indeed your child has frequent nosebleeds, or there are other symptoms (such as bleeding elsewhere, frequent bruising, frequent fever for no reason, etc.) you should take your child to see a pediatrician or an ENT doctor. The doctor can perform a direct examination into your child's nasal cavity to see if there are certain abnormalities in the nasal cavity. Your doctor can also order other supporting tests such as blood tests, blood clotting factors, CT scans, and / or other tests as indicated.
For now a few things you can do:
if your child has a habit of picking his nose, tell your child to stop the habit
avoid blowing your nose too hard
if the air in your house tends to be dry (for example, if the house uses AC continuously), also install a humidifier to help reduce the dryness of the house air
When your child has a nosebleed, do not lift his head up, but let the child look down a little. Remove the remaining blood from the child's nose, press the bridge of the nose for about 10-15 minutes, and you can also help with an ice pack on the bridge of the nose.
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