When your child suddenly has blood running down from their nose, it can be startling. While nosebleeds in children seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious.
When your child suddenly has blood running down from their nose, it can be startling. While nosebleeds in children seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious. Nosebleed is caused by the rupturing of tiny blood vessels inside the nose, known as capillaries.
There are a few common culprits behind a child’s bloody nose:
Make your child sit on a chair. Follow these steps to stop a nosebleed:
Treating frequent nosebleeds:
While some children will only have one or two nosebleeds over a span of years, others seem to get them much more frequently. This can happen when the lining of the nose becomes overly irritated, exposing blood vessels that bleed at even the smallest instigation. If your child has frequent nosebleeds, make a point to moisturise the lining of the nose. For moisturising the lining of the nose, consult your child’s doctor. You child’s doctor may recommend using:
Call your doctor if:
Proper measures post the shock without panicking will be helpful. Stay calm and help your child in the best way you can.
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