What is a Nosebleed?
Nosebleeds, also known as epistaxis, is the hemorrhage that takes place in the nose and could be of two types i.e., anterior and posterior. The anterior type of hemorrhage is common while the posterior one requires medical attention. In the anterior type of nose bleeding, the blood vessel present in the nasal septum is ruptured which results into hemorrhage. Almost 90% of the nose bleeding cases are that of anterior nosebleeds. The posterior type of nosebleed occurs in elders and the origin of this bleeding is the artery that is present at the back of the nose.

Causes of Nosebleeds
The different causes of nose bleeds in children can be classified as local and systemic. Blunt trauma, inflammatory reactions and the influence of foreign bodies are the local factors responsible for nosebleeds. Nose picking is also one of the primary causes of nosebleeds in children. The most common systemic factors which cause nosebleeds are: