Ask an expert

13 Nov 2006

Nose Bleeds
My grandson will be 3 in the new year. He spent the weekend with me and on Saturday night he had 3 x awful nose bleeds in the middle of the night. I phoned his mom who was in the club (as her and my son are no longer together) and she casually said that ja, this has been happening quite frequently and the doctor says the little one has to have his adenoids removed as the liining in his nose is very thin and that I should'nt worry, just put a cold cloth on him!?? I did manage to stop the bleeding everytime, but surely this cannot be normal that a little one can losse that amount of blood?
Answer 292 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Gran
I think he must be taken to a pediatrician just to ensure that there is no vitamin shortage or blood problems - he will also be able to see if the nose lining is very thin. Maybe your son can organize this?
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9324 votes
67% - 18747 votes