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What treatment should my child receive for a nosebleed?

Your child’s doctor will talk with you about specific care for your child. Some general guidelines to follow include:

  • Place your child in a sitting position with his head bent slightly forward.
  • Apply firm pressure below the bony part of the nose with your thumb and forefinger.
  • Hold the pressure for five minutes, even if the bleeding has stopped.
  • Repeat the pressure two more times if the bleeding has not stopped.
  • Place ice packs on the bridge of the nose.

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