In contrast to the condition where the child has a fever accompanied by dangerous signs, namely when your child has a fever accompanied by seizures or your child’s fever is accompanied by a nosebleed, it must be immediately checked by a doctor even though it has not been three days of fever. Fever with a nosebleed condition can be a sign that your child is suffering from certain diseases, health conditions and further tests are needed to diagnose a child. On this occasion we will discuss fever accompanied by nosebleeds in children.
Nosebleeds or the medical term epicstasis is a condition in which the child’s nose bleeds. There are various causes of nosebleeds, some are caused by injury to the blood vessels in the nose, experiencing spontaneously when a child has a high fever, the air is too dry or hot or experiences a collision. The condition of nosebleeds in children is not always dangerous, but immediately seek treatment to the doctor if your child has frequent, unsolvable nosebleeds and your child’s condition has a fever.
Child Fever and Nosebleeds
Nosebleeds in children are not always dangerous, especially if your child is physically healthy. Nosebleeds experienced in healthy children are caused due to trauma to the inner nose or experiencing dry nasal mucosa to the entry of foreign objects.
In contrast to children who experience nosebleeds when the condition of your child’s body has a high fever, you must anticipate and be vigilant.
This can be a dangerous sign if your child’s condition has a fever and has a nosebleed, such as the following:
- Your child has difficulty breathing
- The amount of blood that came out was enormous
- The child feels weak and pale
- Experiencing a collision in the face and accompanied by chest pain or pulse decreases, fatigue quickly.
Conditions like this are a sign that your child who has a nosebleed is becoming dangerous. In some cases children who have high fever and experience nosebleeds can be caused by diseases such as dengue fever to leukemia.
Help the child who has a nosebleed
You don’t need to panic when your child has a nosebleed. The first aid that can be done is to position the head higher in a half-sitting or sitting position then press your child’s nose bone for 1 minute. You can also use ice cubes to compress it in the direction of the nasal bone. Also attach the nostril plugs who are experiencing nosebleeds using tissue or cotton.
Although it is not a big problem if it recurs and is difficult to solve, you should immediately visit a doctor for consultation. The characteristic of a nosebleed that is a sign of illness is a nosebleed that often occurs in children, your child’s condition is having a high fever and is difficult to overcome so that a doctor’s examination is needed to determine the child’s condition. When your child has a nosebleed, often has a cough that bleeds blood, most likely because the blood is swallowed, you don’t need to panic.