A 41-year-old female asked:
My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. hard and raised on edges. pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. what now?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novickanswered
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Bruise: It may take a week or two for the bruise to heal . Tincture of time is the treatment.
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Dr. Joseph Easternanswered
Dermatology 46 years experience
Many possibilities.: Hard to say without a photo, but it could actually be a bruise. I'm assuming it appeared recently, so it's not a birthmark. Other possibilities include an insect or spider bite, an allergy to something he/she came in contact with, or a focal infection. If Hydrocortisone had no effect, i would recommend an examination by a dermatologist.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2014
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