White Lumps In The Nostrils Of Children Who Are Bleeding?
Hello doctor. Lately, my son often digs his nostrils using his fingers on the grounds there is nasal discharge. Until finally I saw his nose bleed, at first I thought that it was a wound caused by his finger. But I am curious because he always does that and I examine his nostrils, there are visible white-gray bumps with a little red. Is that what is called a polyp? How dangerous is polyp in 4 year olds and how is it handled? Thanks.
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Nasal polyps are very rare in children aged 4 years. The bulge you see may not be a polyp. You should take your child to see an ENT doctor. ENT doctors have a tool to examine your child's nose better, so the lump you see can be identified. The doctor will explain to you what disorders your child is experiencing and how to treat them. Sometimes no action is needed, but sometimes surgery is needed to overcome it. If not handled properly, the lump may clog the airways and cause quality of life and sleep quality to decline. This will have a bad impact on the growth and development of children.
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