Nosebleeds are common, especially with colds or allergies. Many things can cause a nosebleed.
Some nosebleeds stop on their own with pressure, others need packing, and some get cauterized (sealed). If your child has gauze or other packing materials in his or her nose, you will need to follow up with the doctor to have the packing removed. Your child may need more treatment if he or she gets nosebleeds a lot.
The doctor has checked your child carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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