McKnight Pediatrics


Treating Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are common in children and usually are minor. Nosebleeds rarely represent significant disease. Treating a sudden/spontaneous nosebleed primarily consists of sitting the child up, leaning slightly foreword and applying direct pressure for at least 5 minutes. An easy way too do this is to squeeze the nose tightly while the child breaths through an open mouth. The bleeding will usually stop after 5-10 minutes. If the bleeding continues or if your child has frequent nosebleeds, you should call the office for an appointment. Spontaneous nosebleeds in an infant and young child are unusual and should be evaluated.