He says more than half of all children have had nosebleeds by age ten.
Although nosebleeds commonly worry parents, significant blood loss is rare.
Dr. Johnson says nosebleeds are much more common in the dry air of our climate.
To prevent them, he suggests using an air humidifier at night, coating the nasal septum with Vaseline in the morning and cut fingernails.
Parents should worry about nosebleeds when they are unusually severe or frequent, or if a child has easy bleeding or bruising other areas or are excessively tired.
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