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Nosebleed in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about a nosebleed?

A nosebleed, or epistaxis, occurs when one or more of the blood vessels in your child's nose break. He or she may have dark or bright red blood from one or both nostrils. A nosebleed can be caused by any of the following:

How is a nosebleed diagnosed?

Your child may need any of the following:

What first aid should I do for my child's nosebleed?

How is a severe nosebleed treated?

How can I help prevent another nosebleed?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my child's healthcare provider?

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You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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