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If your child has a bleeding disorder, it is important to act quickly when they have a bleed. This is true with open wounds, cuts, and bruises.
These steps can help you if your child has a minor bleed or injury that you can treat at home.
If your child needs clotting factor, it is vital to treat a bleed with it as soon as you can.
The clotting factor medicines replace missing clotting factors in your child’s blood. This will help the blood to clot and stop the bleeding. Follow your care team’s instructions for using the clotting factor.
Use the RICE plan to reduce bleeding:
Continue the RICE plan for at least 24 hours.
If the bleeding does not improve in 24 hours or gets worse, reach out to your child’s care team.
Reviewed: September 2022