Nose Bleed

Place the nose between the thumb and fore­fin­ger, keep­ing steady, tight pres­sure. Keep your child qui­et and in a sit­ting posi­tion. Instruct him or her to spit the blood out and not swal­low it, as swal­lowed blood can cause nau­sea and vom­it­ing. If your child has repeat­ed nose­bleeds, apply a small amount of Vase­line into the affect­ed nos­tril once dai­ly for five days to lubri­cate the mucus mem­brane. Dur­ing dry win­ter months, adding humid­i­ty to the air with a vapor­iz­er or humid­i­fi­er will also help.