WHY DO OUR NOSES BLEED?
Nosebleeds can be frightening, but they rarely cause harm to children.
Children usually bleed from the superficial and thin blood vessels that can be seen at the front portion of the nose on the septum, just behind the nostrils.
COMMON CAUSES OF NOSEBLEEDS
The most common causes of nosebleeds are dryness of the nasal lining, nose-picking, allergies, colds, and injuries. Rarely, they are due to bleeding disorders or tumours. Nose-picking may also increase the frequency of nosebleeds.
The dryness of the nasal lining can also be triggered by frequent exposure to air-conditioning, which increases the risk of nosebleeds.
Nosebleed from the thin, superficial blood vessels may last till puberty. After puberty, nosebleeds usually decrease as the nose lining thickens from hormonal changes.