Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed
(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds are common during childhood, and
don't necessarily indicate danger, or that something is wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these treatment
- Stay calm and avoid panicking; nosebleeds typically aren't
- Have your child sit or stand with head tilted a bit forward. Do
not stuff anything into the nose.
- Gently pinching the soft part of your child's nose between your
thumb and forefinger, hold it firmly for 10 minutes without
- After 10 minutes, release the nose to see if bleeding has
stopped. If it hasn't, repeat the hold for another 10 minutes.
- If the bleeding hasn't stopped after 20 minutes, contact your
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