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Easy-to-miss signs your toddler or child's bruises should be checked by a doctor
Smashed finger: Relief and recovery
Bruises are small injuries that are as a result of a blood clot or a mark on the skin due to an impact with a hard substance. In most cases, bruises are treated as minor tissue injuries resulting from damaged blood cells, but given the vulnerability of infant patients, bruising minimally requires at least cursory investigation by a health professionals. However, there are severe bruises that are indicative of an ongoing and unresolved internal medical issue. While most infant bruising stems from the birth process, and may between a few days to almost a month for a bruise mark to disappear, medically-determining that such bruising is not reflective of a deeper internal trauma to the child is critical. Bruising is considered as less severe by most people which explains why no medical help is sought after a bruise. Unknown to many, severe bruising can cause severe internal injuries and it is therefore important to seek expert help when such happens.
Broken finger or thumb
If your baby is a new arrival, those bruises may be a result of his recent journey. Bruises are usually nothing to worry about and heal very quickly on their own. Minor injuries routinely happen while babies explore the world. Almost all babies, especially those who are learning to crawl or walk , wind up with a few bruises now and then.
Back to Health A to Z. Get medical advice as soon as possible if you think you have broken a finger or thumb. It may need treatment to heal properly. It can be hard to tell if a finger is broken, dislocated or badly sprained. You'll probably need an X-ray.