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By 7 Days Pediatrics
September 12, 2017
Category: Pediatric Care
Tags: Nose bleeds  

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 Edison 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 Nimisha Shukla, M.D., your Edison pediatrician for further diagnosis and treatment options.