The child with a nose bleed
should be made to sit up over a basin, and he
should put pressure on the bleeding site by
pinching firmly below the bony part at the end
of the nose, holding it for five to ten minutes.
A cold compress (a cold wet flannel or ice pack)
held on the ridge of the nose will help.
WHEN TO CONSULT THE DOCTOR
If the bleeding does
not stop, or recurs repeatedly, cauterization of
the bleeding spot or packing of the nose with a
gauze strip may be required.