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Pediatric Nosebleeds

When children have recurrent nosebleeds, it is important for them to be seen by an ENT doctor to understand the root cause of the nosebleeds, as well as rule out any other possible conditions.

Nosebleeds are usually due to commonly occurring conditions in childhood including colds, allergies, sinusitis, foreign body in the nose, inflammation or infection, or rare tumors.

Diagnosing pediatric epistaxis requires the experience to understand when more advanced imaging is necessary to rule out any structural problems within the nose, when to test for allergies, and even when to suspect a disorder of the clotting mechanism. The evaluation will include a complete medical history and thorough physical examination using special lighted scopes, if needed. Special imaging studies, such as CT scan, or allergy tests may be ordered.

Treatment for epistaxis may include the use of humidifiers, saline nasal sprays and nasal ointments. Nasal cautery may be recommended in the office or in the operating room. Cautery should stop the cause of the bleeds. If nasal masses are causing the chronic nosebleeds, your physician will recommend they be surgically removed. If bleeding disorders are suspected, consultation with pediatric hematology experts will be arranged. 


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Dr. Walter M. Bain and staff welcome you and thank you for choosing us as your San Antonio health care provider.  Dr. Bain is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (also known as an ENT or Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist) in private practice in San Antonio since 1981.

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