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How to Stop Nose Bleeding

Learn common causes of nosebleeds in children and how to best treat them.

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How to stop nose bleeding? Have the child sit up quietly with the head bent slightly forward. Let the blood run out of the child's nose and down into a tissue or container. Ask the child to spit any blood out of his or her mouth. Do not let the child swallow the blood because it can irritate the stomach and cause vomiting. Use your thumb and index finger, pinch the soft part of the child's nose just below the nasal bone. Older children may be able to do this for themselves. Hold this grip for at least 5 minutes without letting go. The child will have to breathe through his or her mouth.