What are the common causes of nosebleed?

Commonly, the most common cause of nosebleeds are exposure of dry air (such as the frequent use of air conditioning), manipulation and frequent picking of the nose. Other causes are injury to the nose, common colds and allergies or objects in the nasal cavity.

Very rarely, bleeding can be caused by tumors and bleeding disorders.

What should I do when my child has a nosebleed?

Most nosebleeds can be stopped at home. It is important to be calm at all times and to comfort your child.

Step 1:
Ask your child to sit up and lean forward
By performing this, you ensure that your child does not swallow any blood. Have a small basin so that your child can spit any blood that drips down the throat.

Step 2:
Gently squeeze the soft part of the nose
By pinching the lower soft part of the nose, you are applying pressure to the bleeding area. This helps the bleeding stop. Pinch for about 5-10 minutes and ask your child to breathe through his or her mouth.
You can also apply a cold compress to the nasal bridge or forehead, this helps with vasoconstriction of the blood vessels.

Step 3:
Once bleeding stops, do not pick or rub the nose for 2-3 days.

Most of the time, bleeding should abate. If bleeding does not stop after 20 minutes of continuous pressure, please call your healthcare provider or emergency services.

How can I prevent nosebleeds?

If your child has frequent nosebleeds, it may be good to consider:

  • Using petroleum jelly to moisturize the nose and protect the mucus membranes
  • Treating his or her allergies
  • Using regular saline nasal sprays 
  • Minimizing the use of air conditioning and using humidifiers in rooms with air conditioning. 
  • Seeking the opinion of a pediatric ENT specialist.

When should I consult an ENT doctor.

You should consult a specialist if there are concerns of frequent nosebleed episodes, especially if the

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my first ENT specialist visit?

Your ENT doctor will first take a look at your medical history, find out more about the symptoms you’re experiencing and thereafter perform a thorough physical examination. This may include certain procedures such as flexible nasoendoscopy (a look into your nasal passages with a tiny camera). Your issues will be addressed and a suitable treatment plan will be devised for you.

How do I prepare my child for the first visit to the ENT clinic?

Always talk to your child to prepare them for their ENT visit. Find out more about the issues they’re experiencing so that you can assist them in helping the ENT doctor understand their condition. Do bring along a list of their old medications and health booklet.

What modes of payment do you accept?

We accept the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • PayNow/PayLah
  • All major credit cards

If you are insured and require more assistance, do approach our clinic staff.

Can I claim my medical bills through my Medisave account?

Yes. All Singaporeans and PR are able to use Medisave for certain consultations, procedures, and medications at our clinic. Please contact us to find out more about the eligible services.

I have insurance. Can I use that to claim for my medical bills?

Selected procedures are deductible if patients have purchased Integrated Shield plans. Please contact us to find out more.

The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

  • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
  • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
  • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
  • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
  • AXA Shield