Epistaxis in young children

Epistaxis in Toddlers - What To Do?

Even with small children and older adolescents, an occasional nosebleed is initially no cause for concern, even if the excitement caused by the bleeding is correspondingly great in children.
During the growth process, the cause is the very thin-walled vessels immediately under the surface of the mucous membrane, which are less able to withstand a wide range of stresses than adults.
Sometimes nosebleeds in children can occur at night for no apparent reason. During the care of the child, the main focus is on calming down, as excitement makes the bleeding more difficult to stop. Radiating calm and serenity towards the child is not always easy for the affected parents, but helpful, as is telling or reading a story to the child who is sitting quietly after the general measures such as cooling the neck of the child have been initiated.

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The child should sit around that blood to be able to drain better, as well as to the Blood pressure to keep the head as low as possible compared to the lying position. Is becoming Hemostasis Pressure applied to the nose or when the Nasal breathing Is difficult during bleeding, care must be taken to ensure that the child gets enough air through the mouth. It must also be ensured that the child neither swallows blood, nor in the worse case, into the windpipe runs or inhales. In case there are complications in this regard or the nosebleed does not occur within twenty minutes stops, should be a ENT doctor to be visited.
Has the Epistaxis but stopped spontaneously beforehand, the child should not romp around for the rest of the day, as the vessel that is just healing could otherwise tear open again. Also strong Blowing your nose the nose and Nose picking could have been the triggering cause as well as the fact that they are unfavorable and can be prevented after the nosebleed spontaneously ends. It should also be ensured that the child does not get the nosebleed through a pushed into the nose foreign body triggered, or a accident like a fall on the head (Skull base fracture) or the nose has occurred. If such a case is suspected or if there are accompanying injuries, it is advisable to visit a doctor.