Q. How to manage nosebleed?

Answered by
Dr. Arti Sharma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 06, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 26, 2020

Hi doctor,

My 3 year old daughter has had three nosebleeds in about 3 hours. During the nosebleeds, she said her cheek bone area close to her nose hurts. What to do?

#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • A few common causes of nasal bleeding are dry air, picking of the nose, rubbing, allergies, trauma to the head or nose and nose blowing.
  • In your history I do not see any history suggestive of trauma or fall. Dry air or nasal picking is a possible cause.
  • When a child has nasal bleeding make her sit upright in a chair and tilt head slightly forward. Do not allow the child to lean back as the blood will flow to back of throat leading to gagging, cough or vomit.
  • Gently pinch the soft part of the nose (just below the bony ridge) and apply pressure for at least 10 minutes. You may also use an ice pack covered by a towel on the bridge of the nose to control bleeding.
  • If bleeding persists for more than 20 minutes and the bleeding is heavy or child is having dizziness or any other discomfort, then it is best to visit a pediatrician and get the baby examined.
  • You can follow certain tips to prevent nasal bleeding in the future. Avoid nasal blowing or picking the nose. Keep child's room humidified and regularly apply petroleum jelly such as Vaseline to the inside of nostrils to keep inside of nose moist. 

For further information consult a child health specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Related Questions:
Does nose bleeding occur after a septoplasty?

.. normal to have some bleeding after septoplasty operation. Subsequently, in the postoperative week, there occurs crusting and dryness due to the dried up blood clots and mucus. In my set up, in addition to giving saline nasal drops or douching, we...   Read full

There is frequent nose bleeding without any reason. Is it normal?

.. episode of nose bleed can be neglected. But if repeated nose bleeding occurs than it should be evaluated in detail. For that, his blood pressure should be checked and coagulation profile should be checked. You are giving a positive family history ...   Read full

What to Do If You or Your Child Suddenly Start Bleeding from the Nose?

Nasal bleeding can occur due to various reasons ... He may advise nasal endoscopy and cauterization of the blood vessel ...   Read full

 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Are bleeding through the nose and underskin common in Von Willebrand disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a Von Willebrand disease (vWD) type 3 patient. I am currently bleeding through my nostrils, having underskin blood spots and pain in my ankle. These symptoms are new to me. Please help.  Read Full »

How to Stop Nose Bleeds?

Article Overview: Bleeding from the nose or epistaxis is a very common condition and usually nothing to worry about. This article discusses the steps for managing an active nose bleed. Read Article


Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi
ENT Otolaryngologist

Why does the Nose Bleed? It is common in children during hot and dry weather conditions.  Bleeding of up to 50-100 mL is common in bleeding due to dryness. This happens because of disturbance in the mucociliary clearance which means that the hair like cells that form the ...  Read Article

Also Read


Sinusitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Sinusitis is the infection of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Normally, the healthy sinuses are filled with ...  Read more»
Asthma and Its Rising Incidence
This article explains about asthma and its causes. It also focuses on the benefits of starting early treatment to lead a...  Read more»
Parkinson's Disease: Historical Aspects and Current Treatment Approaches
This article discusses the historical aspects of Parkinsonism and, the evidence based approaches currently available for...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Child Health Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.