When Your Child Gets A Nosebleed: DOs and DON’Ts
Nosebleeds can be alarming for kids and parents alike, especially if there wasn’t an injury.
The good news is that most nosebleeds can be treated at home without medical intervention. Aside from some sort of trauma, nosebleeds most frequently happen due to dry air, nose picking, and aggressive hygiene. Follow these DOs and DON’Ts to treat and help prevent them:
When Your Child Gets A Nosebleed:
The vast majority of the time, nosebleeds are not concerning and can be managed at home. However, a few situations do warrant a call to your doctor:
- Multiple nosebleeds a week that don’t get better with pressure.
- When a decongestant like Afrin doesn’t help stop the bleeding.
- If the nosebleed happens as a result of trauma and you believe it may be broken or fractured.