Nosebleeds are very common in children. They can result when a child picks his nose a little too aggressively, gets bonked during some rough play, or sometimes they can appear out of nowhere.
Kids are more likely to get bloody noses if they have a cold, since the mucous membrane lining inside the nose becomes swollen and tender, and blood vessels can break easily. The bleeding usually comes from a little blood vessel on the septum, the wall between the nostrils, at the very front of the nose.
Although it may look like a lot of blood, almost all nosebleeds will stop on their own within five minutes, and it is usually not necessary to seek medical attention.
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