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Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

NO!: A bruised ear in a 5 month old needs immediate evaluation. This may be associated with physical abuse. Don't wait-see your doctor today. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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My 2 year old has a bruise on her ear lobe, what to do?

My 2 year old has a bruise on her ear lobe, what to do?

Bruise: Now that the bruise is already there, there's nothing to do other than let it heal on it's own. More importantly would be to find out how he got the bruise as a way of learning how to prevent future, perhaps even more serious, injuries. ...Read more

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What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

First thought/trauma: The only kids i've seen with ear bruising have been traumatized.Either pinched or resulting from a slap , the bruising of trauma is rather distinctive in its location & evident to a er physician or pediatrician. If not, an exam can give you an idea. ...Read more

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My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. A few days later I noticed a red bruise behind her ear. Please advise?

My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. A few days later I noticed a red bruise behind her ear. Please advise?

Nothing to worry abt: If this happened 2-3 days ago and your child has been behaving normally and not complaining about significant pain, then this is unlikely anything to worry about (at this point). Seek medical attention if their behavior changes, the begin vomiting or you have any other concerns. ...Read more

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My ears is bruising up when hearing higher sounds. Worst is lighter tones like womens voices. Doc said normal for me after tests. Can it be okey??

My ears is bruising up when hearing higher sounds. Worst is lighter tones like womens voices. Doc said normal for me after tests. Can it be okey??

Ear pain: Certainly not normal. I assume normal test was hearing test. Many other issues can cause ear pain. If no better or worse in next 5-10 days, please see ear, nose, throat specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 11 year old has scattered severe bruising all over her legs, ringing in her ears, dizziness, headaches and a red bumpy rash? Chance of leukemia?

My 11 year old has scattered severe bruising all over her legs, ringing in her ears, dizziness, headaches and a red bumpy rash? Chance of leukemia?

Needs to be tested: I would have a CBC (complete blood count) performed today. The bruising makes me think about low platelets. This can happen in leukemia, but is also common in post-infectious situations like itp. Her headaches and ringing in her ears could be viral infection, or even bacterial infection. However, headaches can be seen with anemia. A simple blood test will be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more