No published data exists to support the belief that nose picking contributes to recurrent idiopathic paediatric epistaxis. If nose picking is implicated then there may be a higher incidence of epistaxis on the side of the dominant hand. The objective of the study was to determine whether nose picking has a significant role in paediatric epistaxis by comparing hand dominance and side of epistaxis.
- Child, Preschool
- Functional Laterality
- Prospective Studies
- Wounds and Injuries
Joice, P., Ross, P., Robertson, G., & White, P. (2008). The effect of hand dominance on recurrent idiopathic paediatric epistaxis. Clinical Otolaryngology, 33(6), 570-574. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4486.2008.01831.x