Toddler Bruise on Cheek -- How to Care For???

Updated on May 12, 2010
J.R. asks from Washington, DC
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My son received a nice black and blue mark on his cheek from a bump on a plastic round table (made for children). (It was my fault...:()Aside from putting a cold towel on it after, is there anything else I need to do or look out for???

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answers from Tampa on

Kids are a lot tougher than you think I would just watch it for any changes. But bumps and bruises come with growing up.

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answers from Chicago on

Have you heard of Arnica gel? It's a natural cream that helps get rid of bruises. You can find it at Whole Foods, or other natural food stores.


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answers from Milwaukee on

He should be just fine. I usually put a cold pack on my daughter's bumps/bruises but most of the time that is just for show because it makes her feel better. I usually just make sure that it goes away in a few days, and if the swelling seems to stay or gets worst then I may call in or take her to the doctor (but I have never needed to do that because it heals quickly). Kids are tough and bounce back quickly :)

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answers from San Diego on

We use arnica cream for bruises and calendula for scrapes and cuts. Arnica is great. Just apply it to bruises or about-to-be bruises regularly and it will do wonders.

Other than that and what you have been doin, I wouldn't worry about it.

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answers from Tampa on

You can give him a homeopathic called Arnica- not all heath food stores carry homeopathics for call around first.

There is also arnica gel you can get at most health food stores.

The bruise wasn't your fault- I read & responded to your other post. Unfortunately these things happen.

My Mom, hit my daughter's big toe while opening a door to come into the house. Not my Mom's fault- should she have been more careful- yes, but also my daughter should not have been right behind the door. (that was on me). Unfortunately kids get hurt. My daughter comes home with bruises, cuts & scrapes all the time from pre-school. The teachers are great- I know it is not their fault.

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answers from Toledo on

I'm sure he'll be fine. If this is his first bruise, congratulations on finally putting him down! (Just kidding.) The thing about those chairs (I saw your other post) is they tend to tip when a toddler tries to sit on them. I used to either put the baby in the chair and scoot it in, or hold the chair until the baby was mounted. Just sit close until he gets the hang of it.

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answers from Tampa on

U did good , now just alot of tender loving care,and there will be more booboos.I raised 2 boys have 6 brothers,and 2 boys (grandbabies) 2 & 3 last week the 2yr old fell disllocated his shoulder.I changed his shirt by quickly pulling his arms through.He let out a yell,that was it.His father took him to doc.Doc says ur sons arm is fine.Just by putting that shirt on I pulled his shoulder back into place.I felt so bad until that little boy came home and came to me first.Sorry just had to share that things happen everyday.

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answers from Naples on

The homeopathic preparation 'Arnica' is fantastic, but the sooner you use it after the injury the more effective it is. It is worthwhile to keep a tube of Arnica on hand. I find it makes a significant difference.

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answers from Orlando on

When I was little my parents put melted butter on the bruise.



answers from Miami on

Ice for a few minutes and Arnica.

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