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    8 year old son started having nosebleeds...

    my son has never had a nosebleed then has had 5 in the last 24 hours, all quite heavy, he hasnt done anything out of the ordinary and were having trouble stopping the current one hes having, is this normal?
    Also whats the best way of stopping them?

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    I think you'd be better asking a doctor.

    havent you called someone like NHS24???????

    stop punching him in the face

    SuperEd

    nhs direct ? A+E ? ............

    my boy gets these for him its like someones turned on a tap if its still bleeding take him to a&e and they will quarterise the bloodvessels for him, we was told to tip him forward pinching the bridge of the nose this might help

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    words fail me

    This happened to my nephew and the Dr said it was a little thing in his nose ( a vessel i think) had ruptured.
    He had several nose bleeds during the night.
    It cleared up, but the dr said he would be more prone to them in future, especially in hot weather.

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    It goes without saying that you should consult a health care professional.

    but...

    Does he suffer from hay fever? The pollen count is quite high in various parts of the UK. I suffered with heavy nose bleeds throughout the summer when I was a child as a direct result of hay fever.

    All the best.

    Personally i wouldnt worry too much. My kids get them in the summer months when its warm and muggy. My 4 year old had two the other day, just pop for no reason.

    SuperEd

    superskilly

    Personally i wouldnt worry too much. My kids get them in the summer … Personally i wouldnt worry too much. My kids get them in the summer months when its warm and muggy. My 4 year old had two the other day, just pop for no reason.



    so you wouldnt phone NHS direct ?!

    superskilly

    Personally i wouldnt worry too much. My kids get them in the summer … Personally i wouldnt worry too much. My kids get them in the summer months when its warm and muggy. My 4 year old had two the other day, just pop for no reason.



    Dont think this is good advice at all. A young child who has suddenly developed numerous nosebleeds needs checking out.

    My son has awful hayfever and gets nosebleeds but I know the reasons why they happen -- this OP has no idea and needs to get his son looked at

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    bossyboots

    Dont think this is good advice at all. A young child who has suddenly … Dont think this is good advice at all. A young child who has suddenly developed numerous nosebleeds needs checking out.My son has awful hayfever and gets nosebleeds but I know the reasons why they happen -- this OP has no idea and needs to get his son looked at



    Exactly. trust somebody on a shopping forum or a qualified nurse or doctor hmmmm what to do what to do....

    Original Poster

    thanks for the decent replies, yes im aware we have a medical service called the NHS that specialises in fixing people who are hurt and sick, as hes not showing any other signs of illness i didnt think it was necessery to call them at this minute in time and didnt really want to call them to ask how to stop a nose bleed.

    rockerfella20

    thanks for the decent replies, yes im aware we have a medical service … thanks for the decent replies, yes im aware we have a medical service called the NHS that specialises in fixing people who are hurt and sick, as hes not showing any other signs of illness i didnt think it was necessery to call them at this minute in time and didnt really want to call them to ask how to stop a nose bleed.



    I dont think your priority is calling them to find out how to stop his nosebleeds - its to get him seen to and find out why its happening. It must be upsetting for the wee fella as well.

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    csiman

    Choose one of the following:-seek advice from strangers on an internet … Choose one of the following:-seek advice from strangers on an internet shopping forum [ ]consult a doctor [ ]words fail me



    You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you seek advice from strangers on an internet shopping forum. words fail me.

    rockerfella20

    You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you … You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you seek advice from strangers on an internet shopping forum. words fail me.



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    rockerfella20

    thanks for the decent replies, yes im aware we have a medical service … thanks for the decent replies, yes im aware we have a medical service called the NHS that specialises in fixing people who are hurt and sick, as hes not showing any other signs of illness i didnt think it was necessery to call them at this minute in time and didnt really want to call them to ask how to stop a nose bleed.



    Speaking as a healthcare professional, I wouldn't give you specific advice on treatment/diagnosis on here, but as in all the other medical orientated threads I have posted in I would urge you to ring NHS direct, any sudden repetitive nosebleeds should be checked out esp in one so young, they will not mind you calling, thats what they are there for.

    I used to get nose bleeds in the sun when I was younger.
    It got so bad I ended up going to hospital. The Dr put a swab up my nose coated with a white powder and asked me to sniff. I believe it was cocaine as it acts as a vasoconstrictor.

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    rockerfella20

    You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you … You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you seek advice from strangers on an internet shopping forum. words fail me.



    Your Son has had FIVE nosebleeds in 24 hours, you are stupid if you are comparing it to a **** pump, anyone can fix a pump or a PC, but your son might have a serious problem. When I was little I used to get them when it was hot, when I had 2 in a row I was always told to seek a Doctor, Nosebleeds that release a lot of blood can be dangerous as a slight loss of a percentage of blood can cause problems.

    **** hell.

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    wishihadadonkey

    Speaking as a healthcare professional, I wouldn't give you specific … Speaking as a healthcare professional, I wouldn't give you specific advice on treatment/diagnosis on here, but as in all the other medical orientated threads I have posted in I would urge you to ring NHS direct, any sudden repetitive nosebleeds should be checked out esp in one so young, they will not mind you calling, thats what they are there for.



    Cheers, its stopped now and hes fine in himself, If it happens again i will take your advice and give them a call, thanks.

    i used to have them almost daily when i was younger,also had my nose quartarised 10+ times i just eventually grew out of it.
    as said see a doctor persist,if the current nosebleed lasts for longer than say half hour then i would pop to A+E as he might lose alot of blood and need his BP checking
    In the meantime tilt him forward, run a bit of tissue under the COLD tap and pinch the bridge of his nose with it(keep rewetting the tissue every few minuites) the cold will help the vessel to clot.
    If it stops then tell him not to blow or wipe his nose and to rest for an hour or so.

    but do go and see a Dr about them

    What I have learned from this thread is that someone has to have 6 nosebleeds for the parent to do something about it.

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    pistol6000

    i used to have them almost daily when i was younger,also had my nose … i used to have them almost daily when i was younger,also had my nose quartarised 10+ times i just eventually grew out of it.as said see a doctor persist,if the current nosebleed lasts for longer than say half hour then i would pop to A+E as he might lose alot of blood and need his BP checkingIn the meantime tilt him forward, run a bit of tissue under the COLD tap and pinch the bridge of his nose with it(keep rewetting the tissue every few minuites) the cold will help the vessel to clot.If it stops then tell him not to blow or wipe his nose and to rest for an hour or so.but do go and see a Dr about them



    Thanks for the good advice. exactly what i wanted, rep added.

    SuperEd

    rockerfella20

    Thanks for the good advice. exactly what i wanted, rep added.



    rep ??

    Call NHS Direct 08454647 - its not worth waiting until he has another one to act. You never know there could be a serious issue causing them, he may have ITP or some other platetlet affecting illness.

    clicky - NHS Direct about nosebleeds
    I have copied here what it says:
    The initial treatment for a nosebleed is always the same, regardless of what has caused it. The first step is always to stop the bleeding. The next step will be to consider what has caused it and what, if any, further action needs to be taken.

    Stopping the bleeding
    If you are having a nosebleed you should:

    •sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nasal cavity, just above your nostrils, for 10 minutes,
    •lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Leaning forward drains the blood down your nose instead of down the back of your throat,
    •stay upright, rather than lying down, as this reduces the blood pressure in the veins of your nose and will discourage further bleeding,
    •maintain the pressure on your nose for up to 20 minutes (time this on the clock) so that the blood clots,
    •place a covered ice pack on your cheek to help soothe the area,
    •avoid blowing your nose, bending down and strenuous activity for at least 12 hours after a nosebleed. Try to keep your head above the level of your heart for this time.
    Recurrent bleeding in children that arises from persistent crusting of the inside of the nostrils is best treated using a softening ointment such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to soften the inside of the nose.

    See your GP, or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47, if the bleeding is very heavy or if it does not stop after maintaining pressure for 20 minutes.

    Also seek help if:
    •you often have more than one nosebleed a week (it may be due to an undiagnosed underlying condition),

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    rockerfella20

    You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you … You had a problem with a water pump, did you contact a plumber? no you seek advice from strangers on an internet shopping forum. words fail me.


    what a pathetic analogy! Plumbers charge money pal, the NHS is there for a reason and its free.

    Some people really shouldnt be allowed to have offspring!

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    Wotwot123

    Your Son has had FIVE nosebleeds in 24 hours, you are stupid if you are … Your Son has had FIVE nosebleeds in 24 hours, you are stupid if you are comparing it to a **** pump, anyone can fix a pump or a PC, but your son might have a serious problem. When I was little I used to get them when it was hot, when I had 2 in a row I was always told to seek a Doctor, Nosebleeds that release a lot of blood can be dangerous as a slight loss of a percentage of blood can cause problems.**** hell.


    Exactly - well said!

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    Wotwot123

    a slight loss of a percentage of blood can cause problems.



    cheers I didn't know this, I won't be giving blood again and will tell all the others that give blood too.

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    lumoruk

    cheers I didn't know this, I won't be giving blood again and will tell … cheers I didn't know this, I won't be giving blood again and will tell all the others that give blood too.


    wotwot was referring to minors - thats why they dont give blood.

    lumoruk

    cheers I didn't know this, I won't be giving blood again and will tell … cheers I didn't know this, I won't be giving blood again and will tell all the others that give blood too.



    Even adults giving blood causes problems, people faint and they gave me a proper health check and if you have an operation within 12 weeks after a donation date you are not allowed to donate, but the person we are talking about is 8 years old.

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    Sorry if come across a bimbo but what does 'PWND' mean please ? all i can say if your going to make a comment then can you at least make it plain englsh please !........thankyou
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