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08/05/2013 at 09:32
L (3.5) has started to suffer with nosebleeds. He had quite a bad one last week at nursery, one over the weekend and one again this morning. He's always full of snot and bogeys - you could build a house with the size of some of them!
Are nosebleeds just one of those things or should I be keeping an eye on them? This morning he was just laying on my bed and it started dripping.
08/05/2013 at 10:58
S has had them since he was about 18 months, some huge, some small. Usually worse around spring I'd say. What happens is his nasal passages get a bit inflamed from pollen or if he has a cold etc, so the capillaries are very full and close to the surface which makes them liable to rupture. Interestingly I'm the same this time of year. We've been to see the gp a few times for it but unless they have one that lasts over half an hour and won't stop they're reluctant to cauterise these days.
I just make him sit down quietly for a while afterwards. Apparently putting ice on back I head as well as on bridge of nose helps constrict the blood vessels again quicker.
I can't tell you how many pillow cases we've got through with them! Some days it looks like a murder scene in there!
08/05/2013 at 11:06
I suffered really bad as a kid. So did my cousin. She had hers cauterised several times and it never worked. I never did and I grew out of them eventually. They were scary at times but I just made sure I ate afterwards. You get used to them although the pillows and pillow cases thing is a nightmare!
I actually found later on that I would get one when I had a headache and they took the headache away so I quite looked forward to them in the end.
08/05/2013 at 14:18
TThat's interesting WH, thank you.
HOpe my bubba grows out of them too LP.
08/05/2013 at 15:26
I hope so too although they are more of an inconvenience than anything. I loved it when I was little and got biscuits after one. Felt dead special :-)
08/05/2013 at 17:43
Awww, L gets biscuits because he asks I'm such a soft touch
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