What is it?
Some children never get nosebleeds, others get them all the time. They can be related to sneezing, hot weather or a bump on the nose, or come on for no apparent reason. The bleeding is caused by small broken blood vessels in the nose.

What to do

Gently squeeze the top of your child’s nose for a few minutes, then mop up the blood and see if the bleeding has stopped. If it’s still bleeding heavily, an ice pack can help. If the nose is still bleeding after half an hour, see a doctor to make sure it’s not broken. If your child’s nose bleeds easily and often, ask the doctor to check if there is another underlying problem.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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