Ways To Stop Nosebleeds In Children


Ways To Stop Nosebleeds In Children

It will be a little shocking when looking at the blood suddenly dripping out of child’s nose. Nosebleeds or epistaxis in medical terms is a condition when person’s blood coming out of their nose. The causes frequent nose bleeds can be diverse such as nose picking habit that resulted drying of the mucous membranes or too high fever.

Usually people when nosebleed rear their head, it means that the blood does not hold out, but it is dangerous because the blood that should go out instead enter or ingested into the throat that can cause nausea or hard breathing.

Dr. Glen Ward, a pediatrician in Surrey, who is also chairman of the study The Canadian Paediatric Society Public Education Advisory Committee, said that most problems nosebleed is not a big problem, but it never hurts to check how often and how long your child’s nosebleed.

If your child experienced it rare, it may be caused by dry air or allergies that cause itchy nose, so the child picking their nose too deep.

In Canada, it often occurs when the air is dry but Ward said humid air can aggravate allergies and cause nosebleed as well.

“Be aware the level of humidity in your home and find the right balance for your family.” Ward said.

If your child’s nose began to nosebleed, the most important first aid is not panic, but do some of these stuffs.

First Aid For Nose Bleed

  1. Do not allow children to look up, because blood flow to the throat can cause nausea and vomiting. And if it enters into the lungs can cause respiratory failure and death.
  2. Ask your child to bend over and hold a tissue or clean cloth to his nose.
  3. Gently pinch the soft part of the nose, just in front of the bone.
  4. After five minutes of gentle pressure, check back to see if the bleeding has stopped. If not, do back pressure for five minutes or until the bleeding stops.
  5. Do not let your child lie down or lean back to avoid the blood that may be down to his throat, but if it happens continuously for 45 minutes, you can take him to the doctor.


When children grow, they may be rare nosebleed. According to Ward, it is important for parents to teach their children to control it while at school or a friend’s house.

If this happen at home, talk to them and teach how to stop the bleeding and help them to understand what your child can do when it is happen. Children should take the same steps to stop nose bleed when occurs outside of home.

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