NOSEBLEEDS

Nosebleeds or epistaxis are common in children and seldom a reason for

concern.

Nosebleeds come from the anterior nasal septum in he region of Kesselbach

plexus. This is an area with blood vessels poorly protected by overlying

skin that can dry out , crack and cause bleeding.

 

Causes:dryness of the nose with combination of rubbing, blowing and picking.

 

We are in the wake of Dry hot weather and allergic rhinitis which leads to

more nosebleeds

 

How to stop it : pinch the bridge of the nose, not the nostrils, lean

forward ( do not lay down ) to minimize the amount of blood swallowed. A

stomach full of blood can make children feel sick and even make them vomit.

We recommend even during the nosebleed to blow their nose in order to

prevent blood clots to congest the nostrils. A blood clot may continue to

bleed and ooze. We encourage the kids to blow the clot out and the apply

pressure.

 

Prevention: keep the nostrils moist, apply bacitracin or aquafor with a q

tip in the nostrils twice a day, DO NOT pick up the nose .

 

ER or doctors visit : if you can not control the nosebleeds in 5 minutes we

encourage you to consult with an Medical professional.

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