Walking to nursery today Kaiden’s nose started bleeding, it didn’t just bleed it gushed blood. He had not fallen or banged it. He had a nose bleed for no reason.
He didn’t really know what was happening and neither did I as we had no wipes on us. I carry baby wipes with me wherever we go and today I forgot. Typical.
There was only one thing I could do, turn around and take him home.
He wasn’t really sure what to do and kept wiping his nose on his coat sleeve. Of course I was thinking quick lets get this coat off you and in the wash before it stains.
I don’t panic over nose bleeds.
I have faced nose bleeds for no reason for a few years now as Cameron my 9 year old son often has them.
Like Kaiden his nose just starts to pour with blood.
Cameron often has nose bleeds as he sleeps too, we always have to check on him before we go to bed and if anyone is up during the night we check then too, just to be on the safe side.
When we got home he asked what his face looked like. I told him I would take a picture so he could see. The result is as above.
Of course the nose bleed stopped as quickly as it had started but he curled up on the sofa pleading to stay home with mummy today. I think it scared him a little.
Nose Bleed Facts
Bleeding will stop faster if the child is sitting instead of lying down. It used to be recommended that a person with a nosebleed should lie down, but that makes the blood pressure in the head increase.
When the blood pressure goes up, more blood is pumped through the veins, which will make the nose bleed more and the nosebleed harder to stop.
Also if you lie back, blood will run down your throat. If the child swallows a lot of blood, they will vomit. – Net Doctor
Nosebleeds are pretty common, especially in young children. This is because the blood vessels in the nasal lining are close to the surface and quite fragile. They can rupture easily.
A bump or bang on the nose can often result in a nosebleed. Young children often play very physical games, whether it’s rushing around on the playground at nursery or school or tumbling about at home. Bumps on the nose can be pretty common.
If a child picks their nose or blows it too vigorously, this can also start a nosebleed.
Sometimes even a violent sneeze can damage the nasal blood vessels, and trigger a nose bleed.
While nosebleeds are rarely dangerous, very occasionally, a nosebleed can indicate a more serious underlying problem like a head injury. – Gosh.NHS
Does your child ever have a nose bleed for no reason?