8 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Child’s Nose Bleeds

  • Sufficient vitamin C in their diet, and a multivitamin (you ARE giving your kids daily multivitamins, aren’t you?!). Vitamin C helps the body make strong collagen, a major component of the nasal epithelium and of blood vessel walls
  • Sufficient vitamin K in their diet.  Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting.
  • Try to keep their little fingers from exploring the inside of the nose if possible; use tissues, blow nose instead of picking
  • Hydrate – make certain they drink plenty of fluids to maintain healthy nasal moisture
  • Humidity during the day – you can use salt water sprays available over the counter at the drugstore, but my favorites are the hydrating gels (do an online search for “hydrating nasal gel” for other sources)
  • Humidity at night – use a steam vaporizer type of humidifier (the pros and cons of various humidifiers to be detailed in a future post, coming soon)
  • Consider allergy testing if you think that the nose bleeds might be associated with nasal congestion. Getting those allergies under control will reduce nasal inflammation, and reduce the risk of bleeds
  • Be certain that you are not overdosing your child with medications that thin the blood: ibuprofen or aspirin

Do those things and you can reduce, or even eliminate, your child’s nose bleeds. See you here later as we review reasons to see the doc for your child’s nose bleeds.

Best health and success to you and your families.

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Until next time, remember … you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose (unless you’re a boogor doctor ;~D)

Next time: When to See Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Nose Bleeds.

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Nose bleeds – Epistaxis: How to Stop It, How to Prevent It, When to See the Doc

Part 1 – Anatomy of Nose Bleeds: http://wp.me/pR4iB-S

Part 2 – Nose Bleeds: What To Do? http://wp.me/pR4iB-W

Part 3 – 8 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Child’s Nose Bleeds: http://wp.me/pR4iB-10

Part 4 – 8 Reasons To See a Physician For Your Child’s Nose Bleeds: http://wp.me/pR4iB-19

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