What should I do if my child gets a nosebleed?
Nosebleeds are a fairly common occurrence in children, but all that gushing blood can still send concerned parents into a panic. Nosebleeds can be easily treated at home with a few simple steps:
– Have your child sit upright and tilt his or her head forward. Don’t have your child lean back, which can cause the blood to enter the back of the throat.
– Using a clean tissue, gently pinch the fleshy part just below the bony ridge with your thumb and index finger. Hold for about 10 minutes to ensure the bleeding has stopped.
– After a nosebleed subsides, discourage rough play and blowing or picking the nose.
What should I do if my child is stung by a bee?
Your child may fuss over a bee sting, but most stings don’t have serious consequences. Bee sting reactions can vary, but most people will get a red bump at the site and a small, white spot that shows where the stinger entered the skin. Sharp pain and light swelling are also common reactions. Most bee stings can be treated at home.
– Carefully remove the stinger as soon as possible, using a pair of tweezers or scraping the area with your clean fingernail.
– Remove the stinger right away to prevent more venom from being released.
– Once removed, wash the area with soap and water and apply a cold compress.
If your child is allergic to bees or gets stung by several bees at once, you may need to visit the emergency room. If your child is having an immediate reaction, call 911.