As a parent, there will be times when your children run into the house, after playing outside, with a nosebleed. It is important to stay calm and address the issue to stop the bleeding. Nosebleeds can be a common occurrence as blood vessels inside of your nose are quite sensitive and can be affected by many different factors. Even though they are a common occurrence, especially as we get older, they can be terrifying and sudden. It is important to remain calm so you can quickly resolve the issue.

Why Do We Get Nosebleeds

The blood vessels inside of your nose are close to the surface of the skin making them vulnerable to bleeding. Nosebleeds caused by environmental factors such as the weather conditions are often spontaneous and sudden. Cold and dry environments can cause the lining of the inside of your nose to crack and bleed, leading to nosebleeds. Trauma factors can also lead to nosebleeds. If you hit your nose or get hit by something, this can cause the blood vessels to burst.

What to Do if You Get a Nosebleed

Most people will tell you to tilt your head back when you get a nosebleed, but this may not be the best option. This can cause the blood to run down the back of your throat. Instead, you should tilt your head slightly forward and pinch your nostrils together to help stop the bleeding. If the bleeding has not stopped, an ice pack could also help slow it down enough to allow the blood to clot.

You should seek out a quick care facility if the bleeding has not stopped after 15 minutes or you have lost up to six ounces of blood. This could be a sign of a more serious condition that would require the attention of a medical professional.

If you are continuously experiencing nosebleeds, you should make an appointment with your local urgent care facility and consult a physician.

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