Treatment for consistent nosebleeds

Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Nina Shapiro, MD, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child is getting nosebleeds all the time
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Treatment for consistent nosebleeds

If your child gets nosebleeds all the time, you should bring them into the doctor. The most common reason that kids get frequent nosebleeds is the little tiny, tiny blood vessels at the front of the nose, get onto the surface. They may have had a little congestion. They may have had a little irritation in their nose and it takes very little for those blood vessels to open. It usually happens in the middle of the night when they are sleeping or when they are sitting in class. If that's the case and they are not stopping on their own, you may need to see a specialist. Sometimes a specialist can do a tiny little procedure in the office where they cauterize your child's nose with a little bit of material. What that does is shrinks the blood vessels. It creates a little bit of a scab and then it heals. That takes care of the nosebleeds.

Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Nina Shapiro, MD, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child is getting nosebleeds all the time


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Nina Shapiro, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  As the first fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at the medical center since it was founded in 1955, her presence has put UCLA 'on the map' in her field.  

A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, she also completed her residency training at Harvard.  She then went on to complete additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, and The Children's Hospital of San Diego.

A native of New York, Shapiro has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Award for Clinical Research, the UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigators Award.  She has also been named "Super Doctor" by Los Angeles Magazine, and has been listed in "Who's Who in America".  

She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, has edited a pediatric otolaryngology textbook, and is the author of the parenting book Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child, releaseded in January 2012. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, and enjoys spending time with them more than anything else in the world.

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