How To Deal With Bruises That Do Not Disappear Over The Left Temple In An 8 Month Baby?
Good morning Doc. I want to ask. At the age of my baby one month more and at that time the position of breastfeeding handphone that I held fell right above the temples / forehead of the baby. After the incident, I immediately applied telon oil. And indeed there is no bruising. But it causes blue spots that do not disappear until the baby is now 8 months old. Will the spots disappear by themselves? Or is there any medical treatment that can be done? love
Bruising is caused by broken or broken capillary blood vessels, for example due to collisions (in your case the phone hits the hp). But most of the bruises because the collision will disappear in less than a month. The time of healing of the bruise depends on the location of the bruise, how severe the impact is, or whether there is a medical condition (such as a blood clotting disorder).
If the bruises have not disappeared for a few months, several other possibilities, such as "bruising", are actually signs of birth, blood clotting disorders, certain vitamin deficiencies, side effects of some drugs and supplements.
Are the blue spots getting bigger? What treatment did you give in the past? I suggest that you see your child directly to the pediatrician so that further tests can be done to determine whether the blue spots are really a bruise or if there are other medical conditions that cause them. If needed the doctor can do a supporting test for example with a blood test. Furthermore, the doctor can provide treatment that is more in accordance with the condition of your baby.
For bruises without other medical conditions, it is generally sufficient to do cold compresses (first 2-3 days) then continue with warm compresses (after the first 2-3 days), and can be given gel / cream for bruises that are sold freely. But if there are other medical conditions, of course, further treatment is needed to overcome the cause of bruising.
Hope it helps you,