Nose Bleeds

A lot of children will suffer with nose bleeds and whilst they are typically short-lived they always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times and the effects can sometimes be dramatic. Antiseptic ointments applied just inside the nose can be an effective treatment, although sometimes “nasal cautery” is recommended. This procedure, which can often be carried out in the out-patient clinic, is aimed at specifically targeting the bleeding vessel, and is usually very effective.

This is a diagram showing the blood vessels of the inside of the nose. Most nose bleeds in children arise from damaged blood vessels at the front of the nose and therefore are usually easier to treat.

Nose Bleeds