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Fifteen-minute consultation: investigation and management of childhood epistaxis


Recurrent epistaxis is very common in children, and the majority of cases are self-limiting with simple first aid measures. However, recurrent episodes are a source of distress and anxiety for child and parent alike, and commonly result in hospital referral. We present a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination and management including when to refer to ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery.

  • epistaxis
  • neomycin
  • nasal tumours
  • cautery
  • rhinitis

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