Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?
(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds are common during childhood, especially during the preschool years. Though they can be scary, they usually aren't caused by a serious problem.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says common causes of nosebleeds include:
Allergies or a cold, which can lead to nasal swelling or irritation.
Trauma to the nose, from blowing too hard, picking or putting an object in the nose.
Exposure to a very dry environment or harsh fumes.
An abnormal anatomical structure of the nose.
An abnormal growth inside the nose.
A blood-clotting problem.
Taking medication that dries out the nasal passages.
Date Published: 11/27/2012