Nosebleeds In Children
Looking for information on nosebleeds in children? In most cases, children get nosebleeds because they injure themselves. For example, a child can bring about a nosebleed by picking his or her nose or sticking something in his or her nose. Nosebleeds in children can also be caused by an infection that is inside of the nose or by using too many nasal sprays and/or drops to treat an ongoing runny nose. In rare cases, nosebleeds in children can be caused by some type of benign growth inside of the nose or by a structural problem within a child's nose.
Generally speaking, nosebleeds in children should end after a period of a few minutes. However, if your child has a nosebleed that is ongoing for fifteen or more minutes, you should seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible. Nosebleeds also require immediate medical attention when the bleeding is heavy or if the bleeding was caused by an injury, such as a broken nose. If your child simply has a common nosebleed, you will want to have him or her lean forward while you gently apply pressure to his or her nostrils.The pressure that you are applying should help to stop the nosebleed. Contrary to popular belief, you should not stick any cotton gauze or tissue inside of your child's nose to shop his or her nosebleed.
Children may panic when they get a nosebleed, but it is important that you, as a parent, stay calm. Nosebleeds are not serious the vast majority of the time and are simply a bit uncomfortable. According to Consumer Reports, out of 1,000 children under the age of ten that go to the emergency room, only four of them are there for nosebleeds, which shows that they are not serious in nature most of the time. It is important that children are taught from a young age not to pick their nose, as doing so is often the trigger of nosebleeds. If your child gets frequent nosebleeds, you may want to speak to your doctor about using an antiseptic cream to cauterize the nosebleed when it begins.