5 Minor Kid Injuries and How to Treat Them
What to do first: If your child is vomiting or seems unusually pale or sweaty, get medical help. Otherwise have her tilt her head slightly forward. Pinch her nostrils and hold firmly for 10 minutes.
What to do next: If the bleeding hasn’t stopped, repeat for 10 minutes. If the blood is still coming after that, get medical help.
What not to do: Don’t have your child lie down or tilt her head back, as she could swallow blood. And don’t put dry tissues in her nose; removing them could reopen scabs. Instead, you can insert gauze wetted with decongestant nose drops to shrink blood vessels.