Nosebleeds occur more often during the winter because the air is dry, your child's nose lining is dry or your child has a cold or infection. Picking the nose can also cause nosebleeds.
If your child's nosebleed is the result of an accident, follow the directions above. After the bleeding stops, look at your child's nose for swelling, cut or a break.
If your child's nose is broken, call your health care provider for an appointment or go to the hospital emergency department.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic