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Nose bleeds are common, particularly in children, and can usually be treated at home. Read more for the first aid procedures for nosebleeds, and when to seek medical attention
Nosebleeds can be frightening. However, they are fairly common, particularly in children, and can often be treated at home.
Having a nosebleed (epistaxis) is common in children. Nosebleeds are usually mild and easily treated. Sometimes bleeding can be more severe. This is usually in older people, or in people with other medical problems such as blood disorders. Get medical help quickly if the bleeding is severe, or if it does not stop within 20-30 minutes.
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