Monday, September 24, 2012


When your child gets a nosebleed it can be a little scary.  The first time it happens you might start to panic and think something is terribly wrong.  However, once it happens enough times you start to get used to it and realize it's not as bad as you thought and there's ways to manage it.  Nosebleeds are common in young children and are not usually cause for alarm.  Our four year old (almost five year old) daughter started getting nosebleeds when she was three years old.  When she gets a nosebleed it normally stops after a couple of minutes.  

When our daughter started getting nosebleeds my husband and I were concerned because we didn't know what was causing them.  We brought her to the doctor and he said nosebleeds can be caused by dry air.  He also said if she's putting her fingers in her nose that could also cause a nosebleed.  If your child picks his/her nose and has nosebleeds be sure to trim their nails often.  He suggested we put a humidifier in her room, so we did and it worked pretty well.  She still gets nosebleeds but not as often as before. 

When your child has a nosebleed the best thing to do is remain calm.  Using a tissue, gently pinch the soft part of the nose and have them lean forward.  Try to avoid having your child lean back as the blood can go down their throat and cause vomiting.  Reassure your child and keep them comfortable. 

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