Nosebleeds are commonly seen in children as they grow up especially during spring time. That situation can make you anxious but there is no serious and life-threatening concern to feel worry about. Nosebleed, which is medically termed as epistaxis is more common during spring time because of various reasons. It can be due to dryness in the weather, frequent fluctuations in temperature, seasonal nasal allergies, frequent rubbing and blowing the nose, internal injury, exposure to external irritants, nasal infections and, etc. The good thing is that you can use various home remedies to stop bleeding. In case it still persists and does not stop bleeding, you should consult your doctor without wasting time to know the underlying cause of it. If your child often goes through nose bleeding, you should consult pediatrician.
Nose bleeding happens when the soft blood vessels and nose capillaries burst out. Sometimes it may block the nose and make it difficult to breathe and might lead to some serious consequences such as high blood pressure, kidney problem, low platelet count. Your child may suffer from fever, blood clot, vomiting, dry and cracked nasal passage, swelled nose and throat, nasal congestion, enlarged or swollen glands, etc. So, it is essential to keep eyes on and wait for the 10 or 20 minutes to stop bleeding at home. If the bleeding does not stop, see your doctor right away.
Listing some to-do-list to treat nosebleed using home remedies:
1. First of all you need to keep in mind that nose bleeding is a temporary situation so you need not to panic and anxious.
2. If your child suffers from nose bleeding, tell her/his to sit and then bend forward slightly at waist. Tell your child to breath from mouth. Don’t tilt his head backward as it may drain some blood in the throat and cause discomfort.
3. Tell her to slightly blow from nose to drain out blood clot.
4. Apply some ice on the nose to reduce the blood flow.
5. You can also use nasal spray to ease the congestion.
You can also prevent nosebleeds with the following tips:
1. Always breathe from nose gently.
2. Keep the indoors little warms during spring, especially if you are too sensitive to cold.
3. Keep nasal spray or a nasal gel to prevent the nasal vessels from drying.
4. Be extra alert while driving or playing sports to prevent nose injury.
5. Cover your face or wear mask when you visit outside. It prevents you from dust and chemicals.
6. Keep your child away from the company of smokers.
Bottom-line- It is recommended to consult your doctor if it does not stop bleeding after 10 minutes.
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