Clinical Reference Systems: Pediatric Advisor 10.0
Nosebleed - Brief Version
What is a nosebleed?
It is very common for a child to have a nosebleed.
Sometimes a child rubs or picks the nose when it is blocked,
itchy, or dry. Even blowing the nose too hard can cause a
How can I take care of my child?
Here's how to stop the bleeding:
- First, ask your child to blow his nose to free any large
- Then tightly pinch the soft parts of the nose together
for 10 minutes.
- If it hasn't stopped after 10 minutes, put some petroleum
jelly on a piece of gauze.
- Put the gauze into the nostril.
- Squeeze again for another 10 minutes. If it still
doesn't stop bleeding, call your child's doctor right
Here are some ideas to keep from getting nosebleeds:
- Put a little petroleum jelly on the inside of the
nostrils 2 times a day.
- Use a humidifier in your child's room at night.
- Teach your child to put a few drops of warm water in each
nostril before she blows her nose.
- If your child has allergies that irritate his nose, ask
your doctor what to use.