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Bloody nose, blood thru mouth when coughing

By Anonymous January 19, 2012 - 8:39pm
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I have a three year old thats has a really bad cough that when he coughs he starts bleeding from his nose or mouth I was wondering what it could be. I took him with several doctors and all say a different thing like one said cause he was picking his nose the 2 said he had anemia now the 3rd said is allergies and bronchitis. If anybody has when thru this can you please let me know what it means or what it could be. Thank you...

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  • Hi Anon,
  • Because of his throat and nostrils are dry, did the doctor suggest like saline spray for children to keep it moist. Am sure that would help. Here's a few things you can help him do when his nose is bleeding.

  • Sit up straight and lean slightly forward.

  • Lean your head forward. Tilting your head back will only cause you to swallow the blood.

  • Pinch the nostrils together and apply direct pressure with the thumb and index finger for approximately 10 minutes. Time it to make sure the nostrils are not released earlier.

  • Spit out any blood in the mouth. Swallowing blood may make the affected individual vomit.
  • Take a look at this link am sure it will too.
  • http://www.empowher.com/condition/nose-bleed



    January 23, 2012 - 5:56am
    EmpowHER Guest

    Thanks for answering bck Daisy yea yesterday I took with a different doctor and they said that his nostrils and throath are dry that is making cuts thats making him bleed. But, I'm still worry cause my son still having heavy nose bleeds.If I could know something else to stop the bleeding.

    January 21, 2012 - 6:25am
    EmpowHER Guest

    Hi Anon,

    Welcome to EmpowHER.  Have any of the doctors suggested doing chest X-rays. Since he has a bad cough. The nose bleed can be due to dry climates, or during the winter months when the air is dry and warm from household heaters, Some medications like anti-flammatory or blood thinner, Upper respiratory infection, hypertension and many other. You might want to ask the doctor about having a chest x-ray just to rule out the possibility of an infection.

    Here's a link that might help




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