Child may suddenly experience nosebleeds, ie when the blood goes out of their nose. For parents, nosebleeds can be a cause for concern, especially if it occurs suddenly in their children. But nosebleeds are actually experienced by children aged three to 10 years. Most nosebleeds will stop by itself, but can also be addressed at home.
If the child has a nosebleed, parents should do the following steps, as reported by Kids Health (16/06).
1. First, parents should remain calm and not panic. Parents who panic will make the child become confused. Therefore, to calm the child, parents should remain calm.
2. Place the child on your lap, or let the children sit. After that, put the child’s body bent slightly forward.
3. Push gently on the soft part of the nose. Pinch just below the bony ridge with a clean tissue or cloth. Remember to do it gently.
4. Keep the pressure to stay that way for up to 10 minutes. If removed too soon, bleeding may start again.
5. Do not allow children to lean on, face up, or suck blood from their nosebleed. This will cause the blood to flow to the back of the throat. Children can cough or vomit.
6. Do not let children touch or pick, or blow air out of their nose after the bleeding is stopped successfully. Nose rubbing, scraping, or touching the inside can hurt and cause bleeding again.
The above steps can stop nosebleeds experienced by children. However, there are several types of bleeding that could not be handled at home and should immediately consult a physician. Watch for the signs below.
1. Children too often experience nosebleeds.
2. Children may have put something into their nose.
3. Easy bruising when a child falls or bruises that appear for no reason.
4. Children often experience heavy bleeding from minor cuts or bleeding that is not just in the nose, for example in the gums and other.
5. When the child began to frequently nosebleeds after taking the drug.
If the child’s frequent nosebleeds followed by the signs above, you should immediately consult a doctor. It may be that there is a serious reason behind the bleeding experienced by children, and not just a regular nosebleed.