A nosebleed is a condition in which blood vessels in the nose or throat rupture. The most common cause of a sudden, severe nosebleed in children is trauma to these areas. A nosebleed is also a fairly common symptom of many different conditions.
As parents, it can be scary to see your child having a nosebleed. However, in most cases, nosebleeds in children are short-lived and rarely serious. Read on to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of treating nosebleeds in children.
A number of factors can cause nosebleeds in children, including:
In some rare cases, chronic nosebleeds in children can be caused by a blood clotting disorder or other medical conditions like blood disorders and nasal infections.
In most cases, nosebleeds in children are no cause for alarm but you will need to understand what to do when it happens. You should:
Ensure your child does not pick or blow their nose once the bleeding has stopped.
If you don’t know what’s causing the nosebleed and it persists for more than 20 minutes or if anything seems unusual about the nosebleed (e.g. bright red blood), then you should seek medical attention.
Other signs that your child’s nosebleed needs medical attention include:
Most nosebleeds in children can be prevented without the need for medical treatment.
Here is what you can do:
Although most nosebleeds in children can be managed at home, there are instances where you’ll need to consult a paediatrician.
Speak to a paediatrician if:
Nosebleeds in children can be managed at home with the exception of a few cases where you should consult a paediatrician. The above do’s and don’ts should help you to manage your child’s nosebleed for cases that are not too serious.
Should your little one need medical assistance, our team of paediatricians is always available to offer advice and treatment for your child. Make an appointment or call our clinics to find out more.
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