Help prevent nosebleeds in kids

If your child has regular nosebleeds, there are precautions you can take to help prevent the problem.

The University of Virginia Health System offers these suggestions:
Health Tips

* The air in your home may be dry. Use a cool mist humidifier, especially at night, in your child’s room.

* Don’t allow your child to blow the nose too hard, or pick the nose.

* Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the inside of the child’s nose several times a day, and always at bedtime.

* Apply saline drops or nasal spray to the nose, as recommended by your paediatrician.

* If your child has allergies, seek regular treatment from the child’s doctor.

The News, 29/10/2008

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