What if my child has a nosebleed in the setting?
Nosebleeds do sometimes occur in the setting. This might be due to a direct blow or collision, for example, veins or blood vessels bursting for to picking or blowing or due to colds and congestion. On occasion, nosebleeds just seem to happen without any obvious reason at all.
If a child has a nosebleed then we will lean them forward and pinch (or ask them to pinch if they can) the soft part of their nose. We will pinch like this for 10 minutes. If when we release the pressure it is still bleeding then we will do the same for a further 10 minutes.
If it is still bleeding after 20 minutes then we will call you the parents and will ask you whether you want us to call 111 for medical advice.