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They can be scary, but nosebleeds are common in children and usually aren’t serious. Most stop on their own and can be cared for at home. Nosebleeds happen more often in winter and when the air is dry.
Keep the inside of your child’s nose moist with saline (saltwater) nasal spray or gel, or dab petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment gently around the opening of the nostrils. You also can use a humidifier in your child’s bedroom. Discourage nose picking and keep kids’ fingernails short.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
Learn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.
Ever get a nosebleed? Lots of kids have had at least one. To learn more, follow your nose to this article for kids.
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting properly. With modern treatment, most kids who have it can lead full, healthy lives.
Although nosebleeds are usually harmless and easily controlled, it may look like a gallon of blood is coming from your nose! Read this article to find out what causes nosebleeds and how to stop them.
A nosebleed can be scary, but it’s rarely cause for alarm. Here’s how to handle one at home.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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