How to Troubleshoot a Nosebleed in Children

Almost all people would never experience a discharge of blood from a nosebleed, the nose is indeed brought panic especially occur in children. Note, however, that the nosebleed is a common condition and is not dangerous.


The blood that came out when the nosebleeds can be of varying duration there are only a few seconds only even there also are to 10 minutes. Several groups of people have a high risk of experiencing nosebleeds, i.e. children-children from 3 to 8 years of age, the elderly, and people who consume too much blood thinning medication.

Types and causes of Nosebleeds

The delicate blood vessels found on a wall in the nose close to the layers of the skin and are easily damaged. Nosebleeds are divided into two types based on the location of the bleeding, i.e., posterior and anterior back ahead.

The anterior type of nosebleed is more commonly experienced by children. This type of bleeding occurs right at the front of the nose and is easy to handle. While in the posterior type, bleeding is located on the back of the nose and tends to bleed more. This type of nosebleed is usually experienced by a group of elderly people.

The trigger factors for nosebleed can be caused by many different things. Some of them are:

1. The walls of the nose accidentally injured while digging out the nose.
2. Cold and dry air make the inside lining of the nose easily hurt.
3. Too tight when pushing or dispose of snot.
4. The shape of the nose is crooked due to injury or innate from birth.
5. Use of drugs such as aspirin or anticoagulants.

6. Hurts an already severe sinusitis or chronic.

The symptoms are Nosebleeds that need to look out for

Although nosebleeds are not dangerous, the Mother also must remain vigilant about certain diseases. Some characteristics of the nosebleed symptoms that need to be watched out include:

1. Irregular heartbeat.
2. The Nosebleed lasts more than half an hour, if this is the case we recommend that you check with your doctor immediately.
3. The Nosebleed often occurs in a short time.
4. A nosebleed occurs after surgery of the nose.
5. Are currently taking the drug aspirin.
6. Nosebleeds occur shortly after a fall or injury.
7. The Volume of blood that would bleed too much when it came out.
8. Nosebleeds occur in children under the age of two years.
9. Blood Vomiting and fever.
10. Difficult breathing or Shortness.

If the child’s Mother is experiencing the symptoms above, you should immediately visit a doctor to the hospital.

How to prevent nosebleeds in children that is diligently cut nails to avoid injuries while digging out the nose, install air purifiers air in order to keep it humid and there are no mushrooms in a room, and make sure the child using the sports activities while the body armor vulnerable clash.

How do I handle a nosebleed?

In General, the nosebleeds will stop by it and can be handled easily at home. Here are the simple steps that can be done when the mother of the child’s nosebleeds:

1. Sit upright and not lying down

First, stay calm and make the child feel calm too. Sit the child in a chair in an upright sitting position and tilt your head slightly forward. The sitting position can help stop bleeding by reducing pressure on the nasal arteries.

2. Skew the body forward

Do not let children lean because it can make the blood flows backward. Therefore, create the position of his body is inclined forward so that the blood can come out through the nose and into the throat.

3. Push the tip of the nose for 10 minutes

Use your thumb and index finger to squeeze the tip of the nose for 10 minutes to stop the blood by putting pressure on the source of the bleeding. Push the nose in quite a long time in order to be able to stop the bleeding, by breathing through the mouth.

4. Put cold compresses on the nose

Put a cold compress on the nose can slow the onset of bleeding.

That’s a couple of ways to handle a nosebleed in children whose Mother might try. So don’t freak out just yet, immediately calm themselves Mother and child as well as doing the steps above.