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Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

11/27/12

(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds are common during childhood, especially during the preschool years. Though they can be scary, they usually aren't caused by a serious problem.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says common causes of nosebleeds include:

  • Allergies or a cold, which can lead to nasal swelling or irritation.
  • Trauma to the nose, from blowing too hard, picking or putting an object in the nose.
  • Exposure to a very dry environment or harsh fumes.
  • An abnormal anatomical structure of the nose.
  • An abnormal growth inside the nose.
  • A blood-clotting problem.
  • Taking medication that dries out the nasal passages.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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