Mister gets nosebleeds with the change of seasons. And when he gets them, they are typically gushers. Of course, with kids, the most common culprit of nosebleeds is the index finger, but they can also result from sports injuries, dry nasal mucosa, and what not. For a child, a nosebleed can seem quite scary. Especially when they wake up in the middle of the night and have a face full of blood.
Mister has had several nosebleeds in the last two weeks, starting with the weather changes. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to wash sheets because his nose starts bleeding at night.
He started with a nosebleed last Friday, which we were able to stave with NasalCEASE.
NasalCEASE is a natural based bio-polymer called calcium alginate, designed and manufactured with unique properties for the quick and convenient treatment of nose bleeds. It is 100% safe, without side effects and without any contraindications with other medications.
The NasalCEASE is interesting in appearance. It looks almost like the filter of a cigarette, but unwrapped. It is pulls apart easily, which is nice because a whole one is just too big for Mister’s nose. Mister has sponges in his nares, which hold his nasolacrimal duct stints in place, so we have to be extremely careful with anything that goes in there. I like that the NasalCEASE doesn’t stick when you go to remove it. It slides out easily, which means it doesn’t dislodge the clot.
He doesn’t LIKE the NasalCEASE, because it feels funny, but it is certainly better than having blood all over the place. We thought we were done with the nosebleed, then on Saturday, a kid bumped his face in the play area at the mall, and both nostrils started pouring blood like a sieve. Poor guy. Since I didn’t have any NasalCEASE in my purse, I had to pinch his nose, which is much more unpleasant than having the NasalCEASE in there.
Remembering these steps will make stopping a nosebleed easy…
- Lean forward with a nosebleed, not backward. Tilting the head back allows blood to run down the throat into the stomach, which can result in nausea.
- Use the thumb and forefinger to pinch the nose just below the bony bridge for five minutes. DON’T check for bleeding before the five minutes is up, because it can dislodge the clot and you have to start all over.
- Check for bleeding after five minutes, and repeat pinching the nose in five minute intervals as needed, up to twenty minutes. If the nosebleed continues after twenty minutes worth of pressure, seek medical care. Call 9-1-1 if you feel dizzy or light headed with a nosebleed.
- Put a small ice pack on the nose, which will cause vaso-constriction and slow or stop bleeding.
- DON’T blow your nose after the bleeding stops. It is tempting. Just don’t do it. That “boogie” is a clot, that needs to stay there for a bit, or else you get to start all over.
- Keep a stash of NasalCEASE on hand. I keep mine in the medicine cabinet and in our camping gear. I will be adding some to my purse as soon as I replenish our supply!
- Keep children’s nails neatly trimmed to reduce trauma induced nosebleeds. They are gonna pick. You know it, I know it. So, keep those nails short, so they don’t pick and bleed.
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