Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed
(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds are common during childhood, and
don't necessarily indicate danger, or that something is wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these treatment
suggestions: Stay calm and avoid panicking; nosebleeds typically aren't
serious.Have your child sit or stand with head tilted a bit forward. Do
not stuff anything into the nose.Gently pinching the soft part of your child's nose between your
thumb and forefinger, hold it firmly for 10 minutes without
releasing.After 10 minutes, release the nose to see if bleeding has
stopped. If it hasn't, repeat the hold for another 10 minutes.If the bleeding hasn't stopped after 20 minutes, contact your
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