- nose picking (esp with sharp fingernails)
- nose blowing & rubbing
- nose inflammation / infection
- foreign body in the nose
- nose trauma (eg. from a blow on the face)
The bleeding point is most likely at the front part of the nose septum (Little's area) where the blood vessels are most abundant. You may see this area if the nose bleeding is not too profuse.
- there are bleeding elsewhere other than the nose (gum bleeding, bruises, bloody stool etc)
- the bleeding does not stop or takes a longer than usual time to stop
- very frequent nose bleeding episodes
A few more serious causes of nose bleeding in children include:
- blood coagulation disorder (congenital or acquired)
- low or abnormal platelet function
- blood cancer (leukemia etc)
- nose tumour
Nose bleeding in children is usually harmless. If you are in doubt, please consult your doctor for confirmation.