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My 7-year old daughter dropped an emergency lantern on her bare foot--it hurt her big toe. this happened around 7 pm this evening and now she is in pain and cannot sleep. i gave her advil just now--it does not really look very swollen;it is slightly red a

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Dr. James Marx answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Any relief: You should also elevate the foot on a pillow placing it higher than the heart while lying down and use some ice packs (covered with no more than a pillow case) for 20 minutes or so. If the advil, (ibuprofen) elevation, and ice don't help, you should get to an urgent care for x- rays. But the x=ray may not show any fracture this early.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

See below: Could be just a bruise but could be a fracture. If still a problem the next day i would suggest an x- ray.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Ice, elevation: And re-assurance until you can get her to a doc to find out if broken.

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