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four year old vomiting after she vomited she had a nose bleed
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replied March 28th, 2012
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Nosebleeds can be dramatic and frightening. Luckily, most nosebleeds are not serious and can be handled fairly easily.

The bleeding from the nose would have been due to elevated pressures within the nasal passages, during the vomiting episodes.

Mostly the bleeding was transient and probably stopped soon after the vomiting, due to formation of a ‎clot at the site of the bleeding that stops any further bleeding. ‎ Hence there is no need to worry about it anymore.

First aid for nose bleeds: when you have a nose bleed, you should remain calm and sit up straight and lean the head forwards. ‎Pinch the nostrils together apply direct pressure with the thumb and index finger for approximately 10 ‎minutes. Time it to make sure the nostrils are not released earlier. This technique will stop the majority ‎of simple nosebleeds.‎

Once the bleeding has stopped, try to prevent any further irritation to the nose, such as sneezing, ‎nose blowing, or straining for 24 hours. ‎

In case your daughter has recurrent and much severe nose bleeds which does not stop by the above ‎measures, you might immediately consult with your doctor for proper treatment and further ‎evaluation to diagnose the underlying cause. ‎

I hope this helps.

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