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Nosebleeds: What it is, what to do when there are nosebleed and when to see a doctor | KKH

Nosebleeds - What it is

Nosebleeds are a common in children.

They are usually not serious conditions & result from irritation to the normally fragile surface of the nasal lining.

When there are nosebleeds:

  • Sit the child up and lean forward to prevent swallowing of blood
  • Pinch the tip of the nose
  • Do NOT insert tissues, gauze into the nose
  • If the bleeding persists for more than 15 minutes, see a doctor

For the next few days:

1. Avoid further irritation to the nose
2. Instruct the child to blow his nose gently

See doctor when:

  • Nosebleeds become more frequent and difficult to stop
  • There is blood elsewhere, e.g. in stools, urine and tears
  • The child seems to bruise easily or bleeds from wounds are difficult to stop
  • There are rashes/bruises on the skin and the child appears pale, tired, ill ​

Nosebleeds - Symptoms

Nosebleeds - How to prevent?

Nosebleeds - Causes and Risk Factors

Nosebleeds - Diagnosis

Nosebleeds - Treatments

Nosebleeds - Preparing for surgery

Nosebleeds - Post-surgery care

Nosebleeds - Other Information

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