How to Stop a Nosebleed
By Downers Grove Pediatrics
April 15, 2013
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Nose Bleeds  

How to Stop a Nosebleed

While nosebleeds can be scary for a child, they are rarely a cause for alarm.  Nosebleeds are typically common in children ages 3 to 10 years, and will often stop on their own with safe treatment at home.  Our pediatrician in Downers Grove is available to provide you with tips on how to properly stop a nosebleed.

If your child experiences a nosebleed, it is important to do the following to stop the bleeding:

  • Remain calm and reassure your child.
  • Gently pinch the soft part of the nose with a tissue or clean washcloth.
  • Keep pressure on the nose for about 10 minutes.
  • Do not have your child lean back, as this may cause blood to flow down the back of the throat.
  • Have your child relax after a nosebleed.
  • Discourage nose blowing, picking, or rubbing, and any rough play.

If your child experiences frequent nosebleeds, contact 6840 S. Main Street Location, your Downers Grove pediatrician for further diagnosis and treatment options.

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