What to do when Children have a Nose Bleed
- Remain Calm
- Sit the child in upright position and pinch the soft portion of the nose with the thumb and index finger for 10 minutes (time this with a clock)
- Do not swallow the blood. Instead spit the blood in the mouth into a bowl. Blood in the stomach makes the individual sick and may make him vomit
- Do not strain, carry heavy things or blow the nose (sniffing is all right)
- Ice packs on the cheeks or forehead may be helpful.
- This should stop most of the nose bleed in children.
- If the nose bleed in children is frequent or in large amount, bring the child to see and ENT doctor.
What to do after the Child’s Nose Bleed has stopped
- Avoid blowing the nose forcefully, sneezing or coughing
- Nasal Saline Spray or lubricating gel may be helpful in promoting healing
When to bring a Child with Nose Bleed to an ENT Doctor?
- If the child has frequent nose bleeds
- If the child has a large amount of bleeding
- If there are symptoms of other Nose problem such as allergic rhinitis and sinus infection
What to expect at the ENT doctor?
- The ENT Doctor will examine the child. He may also do a nasal scope to determine the source of the bleeding.
- If the blood vessels are visible and the child co-operative, the ENT doctor can cauterize the blood vessels with a chemical called silver nitrate or with electrical current.