What should and shouldn’t be done when a child has a nosebleed?


      Nosebleeds are more common in winter than in summer, especially in Western countries where the climate is cold and dry. For children, nosebleeds often worry parents, so what to do if your child has a nosebleed?

Nosebleeds are also known as nosebleeds. Most nosebleeds originate in the blood vessels in the front part of the nasal septum, which is the middle layer of tissue inside the nostrils. Nosebleeds occur frequently in patients with nasal allergies, sinusitis, high blood pressure or bleeding disorders… If a child has frequent, repeated nosebleeds, the child should be taken to the medical facility. to find the cause, because there are many diseases that cause nosebleeds. Within the scope of this article, we want to talk about how parents need to deal with their child’s nosebleeds, the mistakes that parents often make when their children have nosebleeds.

* Here are the do’s and don’ts when your child is having a nosebleed:

* Keep calm .

In most cases, nosebleeds are not unusual and are not usually dangerous, especially for young children. They can be caused by common and mild illnesses like colds or allergies, which often cause swelling inside the nose and increase irritation, which when combined can lead to spontaneous bleeding. Parents should be aware that environmental factors (such as weather, or frequent use of air conditioning or heating in the home) can also contribute to a child’s nosebleed. Or the habit of picking the nose in children can also lead to nosebleeds.

* Do not panic .

Doctors advise parents as well as patients not to panic. This is one of the things on the initial list to prevent nosebleeds in patients. Because panic often doesn’t work, it even does more harm than good. In this case, parents should reassure their child, that nosebleeds are not serious and are very common.

* Hold on to the side of the bleeding nose in a forward bow position.

The best and most correct way for parents to do is to have the child sit down in a chair, hold the side of the bleeding nose in the forward bow position. If the child is an adult, it is necessary to guide the child to do it himself. Hold this position for about 10 minutes, while holding the hand, ask the child to breathe through the mouth or through the nose that does not bleed. If you remove your hand too soon, it can cause further bleeding. If the nosebleed does not stop after 10 minutes, take the child to the nearest medical facility for assistance.

* Absolutely do not let the patient lie down or tilt the head back.

This is something that a lot of people make mistakes, even adults. When the patient lies or tilts the head back, it will cause the blood to back up into the mouth and throat, causing vomiting or nausea, and even unable to clot the blood. If the child is older, parents can ask the child to gently blow his nose so that the bleeding is expelled, and then hold the bleeding nose.

* Apply a cold compress on the outside of the bleeding nose.

Lowering body temperature helps reduce blood flow to the nose, preventing nosebleeds. You can also suck on a small ice cube, this is an effective way to lower body temperature. Parents can also put a cold compress on the outside of the child’s nose to stop the bleeding faster. For adults, an ice cube can be applied to the bridge of the nose.

* Do not insert gauze into the nose, or other materials.

A doctor can use gauze on a child to prevent nosebleeds, but this is not recommended by parents. Because all common materials are not guaranteed to be sterile, especially when it comes into direct contact with the mucosal layer of the nose.

* Do not abuse salt water .

The spray or drop of physiological saline that many people give will moisten the nasal mucosa, avoiding dry nose causing nosebleeds. However, this is completely wrong, spraying medicine or saline into the nasal mucosa is not a long-term solution because it only temporarily moistens the nose, in the long term it also makes the nose drier. Even the use of humidifiers are just temporary solutions. It’s best to fully rehydrate the body with a diet rich in water, and fiber combined with the above external support measures will help you and your child get through the winter and uncomfortable nosebleeds.

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