Nose Bleeding and Picking
This is very common among children and is usually not serious.
A child’s nose may bleed from a blow on his nose, from blowing his nose too hard, from picking his nose or for no particular reason at all.
The child should sit with his head tilted forward and pinch his nose for a few minutes.
Release the pinch gently so as not to disturb the blood clot.
Ice placed on the nose also stops bleeding.
If a child has a blood disorder like hemophilia, he may bleed profusely and will have to be rushed to the hospital.
An ear-nose- throat doctor should be consulted for repeated nose bleeding.
A child can get into a habit of nose-picking, following some irritation in the nose, or after a cold.
It may he a sign of boredom, or a child may pick his nose while concentrating on a book, seeing a movie or television.
Constant nose- picking can lead to ulceration of the nose.
The child should be stopped gently from doing so, and the cause of irritation looked for.