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Even if they are healthy and have not suffered a blow, there are children whose nose bleeds very easily. As a child, I was like that. My nose was bleeding like that, just like that, and suddenly, in the school classroom, on the street, playing, eating ...
At first, I was scared, but over time I got used to it. In the same way that one day it started to bleed, my nose also "turned off the tap". I no longer remember when was the last time I had a nosebleed.
Although it may not appear to have a determining cause, nosebleeds can be caused by many factors. A child may have a nosebleed when:
- It has very superficial veins or capillaries that burst when touched.
- It tends to present a lot of snot and does not clean it
- Pick your nose often
- You are allergic to pollen and therefore have a greater propensity to sneeze
- Lives in places with high temperatures. Heat contributes to the dilation of blood vessels
- Lives in very dry places. The mucus dries up and when you try to remove it, it can bleed the nose to the child.
Better than knowing what can cause a nosebleed is knowing what can be done and it is not advisable to do when bleeding occurs. If your child has a nosebleed:
- Never try to put ice under the neck. It is better to apply the ice, wrapped in a cloth, directly on the nose.
- It is not recommended that you plug your nose with cottons or with gauze because removing them could break the clot and start to bleed again.
- It's not advisable, when a child's nose bleeds throw your head backas this could increase blood pressure, making it take longer for the clot to form. Also, the child could swallow a lot of blood.
The ideal in these situations is squeeze the bleeding nostril for at least ten minutes. During this time the clot will form and will fall off naturally when it is dry. Only if bleeding persists, the child should be taken to the doctor. I remember that once I have bled so much from the nose, and since nothing worked, the doctor had to cauterize my veins, that is, "burn" the vein so that it would not bleed again. But that happens in specific cases, of course.
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