Nasal Picking

Nose picking is an act of inserting one's finger into the nose and extracting nasal mucus, which is condemned in most cultures. Allergies and sinusitis increase the amount of nasal mucus, which results in nose picking. Sometimes, it can be a compulsive and repetitive behavior and is called as rhinotillexomania, which is associated with stress and anxiety.

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Please suggest treatment for nosebleed.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old daughter has had three nosebleeds in about 3 hours. During the nosebleeds, she said her cheek bone area close to her nose hurts. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arti Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A few common causes of nasal bleeding are dry air, picking of the nose, rubbing, allergies, trauma to the head or nose and nose blowing. In your history I do not see any history suggestive of trauma or fall. Dry air or nasal picking is a possible cause. When a child ...  Read Full »

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