When To Worry About A Bruise On A Child

When to worry about a bruise on a childThere is a teaching phrase in pediatrics: “Those who don’t cruise rarely bruise,” meaning that if a child is not cruising or walking (usually any child under 6-9 months old), it would be unlikely for them to become bruised unless there was a more significant bleeding problem or injury.

First aid for your bruised baby signs and healing bruises

Bruises usually take about one to two weeks max to fade. Are there any bruises that parents or caregivers should worry about immediately? Unfortunately, yes. Any bruise on a non-mobile (meaning not walking not crawling) baby is worrisome. Ear bruising and bruising in the genital area are always concerning. Any child with frequent unexplained bruising.
When To Worry About Bruising In Your Child? Child abuse: If your child gets unexplained bruises in places such as the upper arms, hands, cheeks, buttocks, and genitalia, and if the bruises look like bite marks, cigarette burns, or belt marks, it might be child abuse (3). If abuse is ruled out, certain medical conditions might be the cause of .
When should I be concerned about a bruise on my child? No, your child probably doesn’t need to see a doctor about bruising. Bruises are mostly nothing to worry about. But you should take your child to see your GP if she has bruises that don’t seem related to normal childhood bumps and falls.