Health Tip: Help Prevent Nosebleeds

Suggestions for children

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(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.

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