My son is almost 6 and has bloody noses atleast 3-4 times a month. The first "major" one happened last summer while we were walking around at a festival. The first was a normal one. It bled for a few minutes, and then stopped. As we were leaving it started again, and a blood clot about 5 inches long came out of his nose. I was immediately frightened and were lucky enough to find someone who knew first aid. When his nose bleeds, it drips constantly like a faucet would if you left it on. I took him to his doctor the following day and she cauterized the inside of his nose, and that was supposed to help. It hasn't. He still gets bloody noses, and I just know now that the easiest way to get it to stop bleeding is to have him lightly blow his nose, to remove the clot. It is very scary to him, I can only imagine how that feels. I wish there was another way to help, but I have yet to figure that out.