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How do you stop nosebleeds in children?

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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
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In brief: A bloody nose

Nosebleeds are a common in children.
Most are benign, self limited and easily controlled by applying gentle pressure.However a child's age, medical and family history should be taken into consideration.Nosepicking is common but foreign bodies, chronic allergies, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders , etc could also be the cause.If nosebleeds are recurrent, severe, your child is not a picker see a md.

In brief: A bloody nose

Nosebleeds are a common in children.
Most are benign, self limited and easily controlled by applying gentle pressure.However a child's age, medical and family history should be taken into consideration.Nosepicking is common but foreign bodies, chronic allergies, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders , etc could also be the cause.If nosebleeds are recurrent, severe, your child is not a picker see a md.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Stop the finger!

Preventing "digital trauma" (or nose-picking) is the best way to head off nose-bleeds.
But if one starts, sit child up, tip head back (placing the nose at the highest point of body so blood drains away from it), & gently but firmly pinch the soft part of the child's nose just below the nasal bone. Be patient! hold pressure for 20 minutes without stopping. A cold compress over the nasal bone helps.

In brief: Stop the finger!

Preventing "digital trauma" (or nose-picking) is the best way to head off nose-bleeds.
But if one starts, sit child up, tip head back (placing the nose at the highest point of body so blood drains away from it), & gently but firmly pinch the soft part of the child's nose just below the nasal bone. Be patient! hold pressure for 20 minutes without stopping. A cold compress over the nasal bone helps.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
"picking" is a nasty habit and should be corrected. Given the seasonal change i would suggest to go through your environment and see if it is 'dry'; a cool mist vaporizer or some over the counter saline spray will keep the nasal membranes moist and reduce if not eliminate the nose bleeds(epistaxis)
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