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How can I ease my child's pain from bruises?

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  • Use infant or child-formula acetaminophen (Tylenol). Don't use ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) because it may prolong bleeding.
  • Follow the dosing instructions on the label.
  • If your child has never taken this medication before, call your pediatrician first.
  • Don't give aspirin to a child under 16.

From: Treating Bruises in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital: "Child Abuse Questions."

DukeHealth.org: "Bruises."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital: "Child Abuse Questions."

DukeHealth.org: "Bruises."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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