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Babysitting: Dealing With Nosebleeds
Nosebleeds mostly happen in the winter when the air is dry, though kids sometimes get nosebleeds after an injury or because of a medication. Nosebleeds can be scary, but kids get them a lot. Most will stop on their own and usually aren't serious.
What to Do
If a child has a nosebleed:
Call the doctor if a child has a nosebleed that:
Call 911 if:
Contact the child's parents after you've called for help.
To help prevent nosebleeds:
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD