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A 45-year-old member asked:

please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Apply ice.: Immediately after the injury, apply an ice pack to the area, on and off for 10 minutes at a time for a few hours. There will probably still be swelling and bruising, which will go away after a couple of days, but the ice will help somewhat. If it doesn't, you should have your child seen by a doctor. If there is vomiting or loss of consciousness, you should also see a doctor.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2017

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