Nose

Nose bleeds or epistaxis treatment. The amount of blood will not affect your child’s health because the volume of blood is so small and it is quickly replaced.

Nose bleeds are common in childhood. Bleeding can panic your child and the appearance of blood can be frightening to you. Stay calm and try to be reassuring because your anxiety can aggravate the situation. Nose bleeds usually stop in minutes without

Have your child sit straight and tip the chin downward. Pinch the soft end of the nose firmly for about five minutes continuously. If the bleeding persists, you may be pinching the wrong part. Reposition your fingers and repeat this up to two times or a total of 15 minutes. If the bleeding still persists, it may be necessary to seek more intensive treatment in the emergency room or with an ear-nose-throat (ENT) doctor. I can direct you or you can head right to the emergency room. Do not apply ice to the forehead or have your child lay on his or her back. Blood draining into the stomach can be irritating to the stomach lining and cause nausea or vomiting later.

Most nose bleeds are caused by intentional scratching or picking the nose. Asking your child to admit this is fruitless. Bleeding on the pillow at night occurs when your child does this while sleeping. To reduce this, cold medications can reduce the build up of mucus and reduce allergic itching. Humidifying the air helps too. Soften the outer nasal passages with Vaseline.