PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How should you apply ice on a bruise?

ANSWER

  • Wrap a cold pack in a towel or washcloth and hold it against the bruise for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Repeat, but no more than once an hour.
  • Do not hold ice or anything frozen directly against a child's skin.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

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

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.