I’m sharing 5 questions answered when you’re a nurse mom on Local Mom Scoop.
Being a mom is hard work sometimes, but being Nurse Mom can be even harder. Especially, if you haven’t had the experiences or gone through certain situations with your kids yet.
I was lucky when I was a child to have a mom who was an actual nurse. Because I look back now and think I really was a hot mess for her growing up between the nose bleeds, broken bones, falling off my bike getting road rash and so much more. She knew what to do.
But we all can’t be nurses, but we can try.
Get the scoop on 5 Questions Answered When You’re A Nurse Mom.
What’s The Best Way To Stop A Nosebleed?
I battled with it as a child and now my daughter does. It’s not that complicated you just have to have patience. Hold the nostrils together just below the bony part of the nose. Keep squeezing for at least 30 seconds.
I always count with my daughter and make sure she breathes through her mouth.
Avoid having your child lean back or recline. Swallowing blood makes them feel nauseous and may cause them to vomit.
If your child is a nose picker and to help it heal, use saline spray and some Neosporin in the nose for a few days. Call your pediatrician if the nosebleeds become very frequent and you cannot stop the bleeding.
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What Are The Signs of A Concussion in Kids?
Sometimes the signs of a concussion are obvious. Your child complains of a headache feels dizzy or appears dazed. Symptoms may not show up for days and may be subtle. Apparently, the brain needs time to rest.
Someone with a concussion might be knocked out (this is called a loss of consciousness). But a person doesn’t have to get knocked out to have a concussion.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion include: headache, blurred or double vision, dizziness, balance problems, or trouble walking, confusion and saying things that don’t make sense, being slow to answer questions
slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, not remembering what happened
not feeling well.
What’s The Right Way To Care For A Cut Or Scrape?
When your daughter falls and scrapes her knee, I always get the Peroxide. But it’s not necessary as it kills some of the healthy cells. Good old fashion soap and water or the best medicine to clean out a cut.
What To Do When Your Child Burns Her Hand?
My kids are starting to cook with me as they are picky eaters. Of course, if it’s a really bad burn you should CALL 911.
Per KidsHealth.org, you should remove clothing from the burned areas, except clothing stuck to the skin. Run cool (not cold) water over the burn until the pain eases which is something I did not know. Lightly apply a gauze bandage or a clean, soft cloth or towel. If your child is awake and alert, offer ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain. Do not put any ointments, butter, or other treatments on the burn — these can make it worse.
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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS STITCHES?
If bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes or more of non-stop moderate pressure, he’ll probably need stitches.
Cuts on the face normally need to be treated by a doctor. If a cut seems extremely wide or deep, it may need to be treated as well.
DISCLAIMER: Local Mom Scoop is not a doctor, just a mom sharing some experiences. If you are ever concerned about your child, Call 911 or your pediatrician.
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