Bruises

This information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For the complete first aid guide, click here.

For bruises, we recommend applying cold compresses. Call the pediatrician if your child has a crush injury, large bruises, continued pain, or swelling. The pediatrician may recommend acetaminophen for pain.

Important note: The information contained here should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

 

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