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How do I make a splint for my child's broken finger?

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If you think your child has a broken finger, see a doctor right away. You can go to your pediatrician's office, or to an urgent care facility or ER. Don't try to straighten the broken finger. And if the bone has broken through the skin, do not touch it. Drape gauze or a clean diaper over the injury, control the bleeding, and get emergency help.

From: Treating a Child's Broken Finger WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide." 

HealthyChildren.org: "Children and Broken Bones."

Eisenberg, A. , Workman, 1996. What to Expect: The Toddler Years

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide." 

HealthyChildren.org: "Children and Broken Bones."

Eisenberg, A. , Workman, 1996. What to Expect: The Toddler Years

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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