Blood from the nose of a child
Some mothers are horrified when they see blood from the nose of their child. Others may already get used to the frequent occurrence in the house. In such an incident, it’s correct to remain calm. The child is watching your reaction. When you are overly restless, this is passed on to him. We need to sound the alarm and what are the ways to stop the nose from bleeding in a child.
Blood from the nose of a child causes
How to relate to the problem? To sound the alarm or nothing to worry. It all depends on the cause of nosebleeds or how doctors call them epistaxis.
Room air is too dry. The mucous membrane dries up in the nose, crusts form. They begin to interfere and the child tears them off, bleeding begins. Humidify the air in the house. Teach your child how to clean a dry spout. You need to wet the handkerchief and gently soak the crusts.
Another reason why the baby is bleeding from the nose is a strong cough, cry, or scream. Pressure affects blood vessels.
The child makes more effort than necessary when blowing his nose. Weak vessels do not withstand the load and burst. Therefore, it is important to teach the child to blow his nose properly.
There is a foreign object in the nose. Some children, out of curiosity, stuff small things in their nostrils. And when they can’t get it out, they get scared and don’t talk about their parents passing. Therefore, check if there is something that scratches and injures the mucous membrane.
During treatment, blood thinners are taken. The most common cause of baby nose blood is aspirin.
Treatment with too aggressive nasal drops, sprays. If the funds greatly dry the nasal mucosa, then change the drug.
Fidget could hit. Injury to the nose may not be visible externally, but due to internal damage, blood begins to flow. If the blood does not stop for more than 15 minutes, then consult a doctor. Observe the condition of the child: are there any symptoms of concussion, is there a swelling in the nose or nose. If you notice changes, then show the child to the doctor.
Vitamin C or K deficiency.
Too active games. In some children, bleeding begins before bedtime. Perhaps the reason is too mobile games. The baby is tired at the end of the day, a strong load and overexcitation can provoke bleeding. Try to play calm games before going to bed.
With climatic differences. Usually with them the blood does not go abundantly. This problem then goes away on its own when the child adapts.
Allergies, diseases, for example, polyps, rhinitis and those accompanied by fever. The correct treatment for a common cold is required, taking into account the age of the child.
High blood pressure. The body is trying to cope with it, and the “release” of blood helps in this.
Hemophilia, thrombocytopathy and other disorders of hemostasis. In simple words, this is an inability to coagulate blood.
What to do when the baby’s nose bleeds
Become a doctor for a minute and see how the baby bleeds from the nose. Need to evaluate the flow rate. Excessive bleeding can lead to dehydration, dizziness. For babies, the loss of even 50 ml of blood is equivalent to 1 liter for an adult. If, despite the measures taken, the flow does not calm down, then urgently call a doctor.
Doctors divide the bleeding into 2 types. You need to determine its nature.
Front – blood comes from the nostrils of one or both of them.
Rear – happens hidden. Fluid flows down the back of the throat.
Usually, parents do not first pay attention to the blood inside. The kid just drinks it with water or swallows it. As a result, red vomiting or diarrhea may open, which scares moms and dads. Back bleeding is difficult to stop and the baby quickly loses a large amount of fluid.
Frequent epistaxis in a child is an occasion to undergo an examination. This may be a symptom of the disease. Frequent bleeding prevents the baby from living fully: playing active games, jumping, running, visiting.
Stop nosebleeds in a child
First of all, you need to calm down and not cause panic. It makes it difficult to concentrate, act logically, quickly. To stop the nose from bleeding in a child, follow these steps:
Distract the baby with a toy, a story about a dog or girl who also had nosebleeds. Joke. Tell a funny case.
Give fresh air access: open the window, unfasten the button on the collar. If there is clothing that crushes, then free from it.
Have your baby breathe slowly and fully. Fast breathing increases blood flow. Blood from the nose will stop if the child can calm down. Try to help with your example, breathe together in one rhythm.
The child should sit slightly leaning forward, and the head should be slightly lowered. Do not tighten your legs, the blood flow should easily move through the body, without obstacles.
Narrow the blood vessels in the nose. Put ice, a cold bottle of water, or a cloth on your nose.