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Why do children get bloody noses?


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Children, much alike adults, can get bloody noses (epistaxis) from many causes. Trauma is the most common - usually digital trauma from nose picking, but other causes of trauma are common as well.

Another common cause is foreign bodies (food, small toys) shoved up the nose, that begins to decay and will irritate and erode the mucous membranes, causing bleeding.

Other than that, the causes are fairly typical - impacts to the nose, motor vehicle crashes, etc.