October 22, 2008
Health Tip: Help Prevent Nosebleeds
Suggestions for children
(HealthDay News) -- If your child has regular nosebleeds, there are precautions you can take to help prevent the problem.
The University of Virginia Health System offers these suggestions:
- The air in your home may be dry. Use a cool mist humidifier, especially at night, in your child's room.
- Don't allow your child to blow the nose too hard, or pick the nose.
- Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the inside of the child's nose several times a day, and always at bedtime.
- Apply saline drops or nasal spray to the nose, as recommended by your pediatrician.
- If your child has allergies, seek regular treatment from the child's doctor.