A female asked:
my daughter fell and scraped her elbow and now its swollen i applied ice and now it's still swollen is this normal what should i do next?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alfredo Garcia answered
56 years experience Pediatrics
Scraped skin: Swelling on an injured part of the body does not subside immediately - it will take hours and sometimes days. Cleanse the scraped area with soap and water very well, apply antibacterial ointment and continue applying cold compress (ice is too cold). If her elbow moves well without causing pain, there's nothing more to do than wait for healing. Monitor the skin closely for infection.
Answered on May 24, 2015
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy answered
39 years experience Pediatrics
Pain?: You have to make sure it is just a bruise and nothing more, like a fracture. Make sure the joint is mobile and there is no sign of infection that can also cause swelling.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
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