Nosebleed for Parents


Did you know that nosebleed is really common?

We can really panic at the sight of blood coming from our nose, especially when our children suddenly have a nose bleed. But do not panic as nosebleeds are usually not serious and are very common. (especially in children)

But what should you do if your child has a nosebleeds? Do not worry we got you covered!

  • Let your child sit down and make sure to sit them with their head slightly tilted forward. *Do not let your child tilt their head back, as this may cause the blood to flow from the nasal cavity to the pharynx that will cause coughing, gagging or vomiting.
  • Pinch the soft part of the nose below the bridge for at least 10 minutes.
  • Get medical assistance if nosebleed is caused from a blow to the head or fall, frequently occurring, if they have a foreign object in their nose, heavy bleeding, or continues for 20 minutes.

During the year, if you find that nose bleeds are occurring more frequently, this could be due to the moisture/dryness of the air you’re breathing. What can you do to prevent these bleeds?

  • Keep a saline nasal spray for moisture and to keep your nose from drying out
  • When at home keep the air inside your house more moist by using a humidifier. 
  • Keep the inside of your nose moist. Dryness can cause nosebleeds.
  • Use a saline nasal product. Spraying it in your nostrils helps keep the inside of your nose moist.

Things that can cause frequent nose bleeds:

  • smoking,
  • picking your nose,
  • frequent use of cold and allergy medications

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