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Do Any Others On The Spectrum Notice Frequent Nose Bleeds?

Do Any Others On The Spectrum Notice Frequent Nose Bleeds?

Jazzy has always suffered from spontaneous nose bleeds. we have done a million things to try and minimize them but no matter what she has 2-3 nose bleeds every week. Usually they are pretty short, but sometimes it seems like they last ALL day! Wondered if it is a trend?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you Debbie, I appreciate your advice! Living in the desert, I guess I should have thought of that!

posted over 8 years ago

My Son Picked Nose When Had A Cold. As Result Had Nosebleed. Ever Since He’s Had Daily Long Nose Bleeds As Can’t Leave Nose Alone. Any Ideas

My Son Picked Nose When Had A Cold. As Result Had Nosebleed. Ever Since He’s Had Daily Long Nose Bleeds As Can’t Leave Nose Alone. Any Ideas

Son is 20, 6 ft 2 inches, limited language skills with significant sensory needs. Not at all aggressive, but can get anxious . He is very strong physically and strong willed.

Nose bleed cycle happens every year when he gets a cold. Nose bleeds sometimes happen when he hasn’t even picked it and they can go on for up to 20 minutes. Doesn’t help as he is constantly on the move and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

So he likes a squiggy sensation buy him everything that feels like snot . :)

posted over 1 year ago

Late Diagnosis

Late Diagnosis

Does anyone have experience with getting a diagnosis for an older child? My step daughter is 10 and still hasn't had testing. We are finally on a waitlist for neuropsych. Any advice on what we cando while we wait?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

to Late Diagnosis: did the neuropsych office let you know how long you might have to wait? Does he see a pediatrician? I ask, because you can try to go… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Backpack

Backpack

My son is going to be 9 I am trying to find him a good backpack for school. He has a dedicated device he takes with him to school and now with winter snow coming snowpants are a must. So i am looking for something big enough that is durable and has a pocket for a device. Any suggestions?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I like the backpacks sold at Costco. They have a pocket I put my laptop in.

posted over 2 years ago

How Do You Get A Child To Stop Nose Picking?

How Do You Get A Child To Stop Nose Picking?

He picks his nose until it bleeds. My son just turned 6 and he has always picked his nose. It has now gotten to the point where blood comes out of his nose and mouth. I'm not sure of what to do.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Try to keep his nose moist . My pediatrician told me to put a little Vaseline with a
Q tip in the nose and it helps.

posted over 4 years ago

How Do You Deal With A Thirteen Yr. Old Aspie Who Is High Functioning And Lies In All Seriousness?

How Do You Deal With A Thirteen Yr. Old Aspie Who Is High Functioning And Lies In All Seriousness?

My grandson, a 13 yr. old aspie, lies continuously. In all seriousness he says he knows nothing about it, he did not do it. He is also epileptic - has grand mals and has had petit mals since a toddler. I wonder: 1) does he know he is lying? 2) does he not remember having done/not done whatever? 3) does he not recognize that he is lying and see the lies as justified protection?

Has anyone else dealt with this? If so,… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I feel your pain, have the same issue with my 18yr old. He claims to thrive on honesty, but often lies and denies things that were definitely said or… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Nose Picking And Booger Eating 5yr Old....any Ideas How To Discourage This?

Nose Picking And Booger Eating 5yr Old....any Ideas How To Discourage This?

My son has been constantly picking his nose and eating the boogers...GAG! A few months ago he had a very bad nose bleed. Each time I see him digging for gold I ask him "Do you want your nose to bleed?" He replies "no" and pulls his finger from his nose. A few minutes later, he's right back at it. He's been using Nasalcort for several months as it helps prevent allergy symptoms and ear infections. So, a dry nose isn't the issue.… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

whew! and i thought my son was the only one with exotic taste for boogers! lol! just keep on telling him that its not nice to do that and eventually… read more

posted over 7 years ago

How Do You Treat Acne On A Sensory Defensive Face?

How Do You Treat Acne On A Sensory Defensive Face?

My son is ten but is starting to get back heads on his nose. If he has a scab, he picks it till it bleeds. Any suggestions? We we're trying to get ideas before it becomes a problem.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Put a small amount of coconut oil on his face after he washes up before bed. Leave it on overnight and wash up in the morning. It works great on acne… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Has Anyone Used A Weighted Blanket For Their Child. I Want To Get One But They Are Expensive.

Has Anyone Used A Weighted Blanket For Their Child. I Want To Get One But They Are Expensive.

Just wanted to know if anyone has used a weighted blanket for their child. I think Makayla would really benefit from one. They are expensive, but i may ask my mom and dad if they would go in on one with me.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

It's nice to get different side to help our kids..... Great job everyone

posted about 5 years ago