Nosebleeds can be common in children but are rarely a sign of anything serious. Some tips on how to treat and avoid them:
Pinch the front part of the nose with your index finger and thumb.
Keep the pressure on continuously for five to 10 minutes.
Lean forward so the blood will move out of the nose.
Don't keep checking every minute if the nosebleed has stopped — apply continuous pressure.
Don't put pressure on the bony part of the nose — it's the wrong area to target. Focus on the very front of the nose.
Avoid leaning back. It will still stop the nosebleed but will send blood into the back of the throat, which can cause an upset stomach.
If dryness is a problem, use a humidifier and moisturize the inside of the nose with an ointment like Vaseline or Polysporin.
Those susceptible to allergies should shower before going to bed during pollen season, as well as, close windows and doors.
Remind kids to keep their fingers out of their noses.