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Go With The Flow

What’s up with nosebleeds? Why do they happen and how can you prevent them? Learn all the facts in Kidzworld’s special on nosebleeds, Go With the Flow!


Nosebleeds happen to more than 60% of the population, so don’t be surprised if you’re minding your own business one minute, then gushing blood the next! Nosebloods are rarely fatal—only 4 of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. was caused by a nosebleed, so don’t worry if you feel the drip.


What Causes Nosebleeds?

The most common causes of nosebleeds are allergies or colds. When your sinuses get aggravated, blood vessels can rupture in your nose and cause sudden bleeding. Sticking something up your nose can start the bleeding as well, so keep your finger out of there!


Treating Nosebleeds

To stop the flow, you need to make the blood clot. The best way to do that is to pinch your nose between your fingers. Hold it closed for 5-20 minutes, depending on how long it takes to stop the blood. Don’t tilt you head back because the blood could travel down your throat, bug your stomach and make you throw up. If you feel nauseous, put your head down. If the blood doesn’t stop flowing after 30 minutes, if you feel faint, or if you’re losing a lot of blood—head to a hospital, just to be safe.


Did You Know?

  • Guys get more nosebleeds than girls!
  • Smoking can cause frequent nosebleeds—cigarette smoke dries and cracks the lining of your nose. Just one more reason not to smoke!
  • Serious nosebleeds lead to blood flow from the mouth. Go to a hospital immediately if this happens to you.
  • You can get a nosebleed from blowing your nose too hard.
  • Nosebleeds are more common in the winter and in places with dry climate. Keep your nose moist with water or special over-the-counter drugs.

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hugebear posted in Family Issues:
You doesnt have to come out to your family until your ready and until they is ready too.  If you blurt it out it could be the shock.  You says that you think your Mums side of the family will be more supportive.  Has you got an Aunty or Uncle what you could discuss this with?  An adult member of your family what is most likely supportive  could probably give the best advises on how to tell your family and when and how and prepares you for how they will react. Good luck mate and takes your time :angel
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Mrawsomegamer
I think my mothers side of the family would be fine with it. It's my dad's side I'm most concerned about. My dad says some dreadfully terrible remarks about homosexual people. I think I'm not gunna tell him at all. Ever...  Either way. Thanks for the advice!
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Kirsteeeeen
If you don't think that you'll be in a safe situation (for example, your parents try to kick you out, or hurt you physically or emotionally) than you should definitely wait to tell them. I think you'll know when the time is right. We can't tell you how they'll react, but I bet you can sort of figure it out from how they feel and act about these topics.  Remember, you are not obligated to tell anybody at all. It's personal. Wait until you're for sure ready to tell them. And when you do, tell them the way in which it's easiest. Get your point across, offer resources, reassurance, and give them time. 
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Hey guys, so I do kinda have a personal issue, but I need to tell my family about it. Truth is, I'm not even sure how they'll even react. Very few of my friends know, only the ones I trust anyway... I'm gay. Or at least bisexual. I kinda had a thing for girls, but that was a long time ago. I think I'm fully gay. I have a very supportive boyfriend, who loves me with all his heart. But that's not what it's about; it's actually coming out to my family, whom I know some of them are quite homophobic. Homophobia runs in my family. Sorta...  It makes my stomach turn when I think about it. I sometimes look into the mirror, look at myself and think if my conscience suddenly made me decide I was gay, or if I was born with it. Science tells us that we are born that way, due to lack of man chemicals entering a boys brain when in development. I feel like I've chosen it (even though I know deep inside I haven't) to be gay, probably because of my family almost forcing me into getting a girlfriend and such. I come from a Catholic family, to make things even worse. I'm like the only practising person in my family, but somehow I feel that they'll use my Faith against me if I come out.  So, should I just wait until I'm older? How do I know when the time is right? How will they even react? How should I even say it?  Please help!
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