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How do I reduce swelling in my child's broken finger?

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Be sure you see a doctor right away if you think your child has a broken finger. To help ease the swelling, use an ice pack (don't put ice directly on the skin) and try to keep your child's hand raised, if possible.

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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