The Child’s Hand Is Swollen After Falling?
good morning doctor
When a collision occurs, it can cause disturbances in the surrounding structures, including bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, innervation, and blood vessels. Disruption of these structures can cause complaints of swelling and pain. Swelling (inflammation / inflammation) that occurs is the body's response to the injury.
In general, the swelling will get better on its own for 1-2 weeks. During this period, a cold compress can be applied for the first 3 days, then followed by a warm compress. In addition, gentle pressure is applied, and the injured part is propped up by a pillow while sleeping / elevated and rested for a while. After the recovery period, you should start doing physical exercises again to restore function.
If the swelling has been more than 2 weeks, it is necessary to re-evaluate whether there are other conditions that require further treatment. Persistent swelling can be caused by a fracture or fracture (in your child's case it has been proven absent), ligament tear, tendon tear, and joint injury.
I suggest that your child be controlled by returning to an orthopedic doctor so that further evaluation can be done to ensure that there are other conditions that require further treatment. If there is a problem, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment according to the results of the examination.
For a while you can continue the warm compress for 10 minutes and if the pain can be given painkillers such as paracetamol. The paracetamol dose must be in accordance with the recommendations on the drug packaging or you can ask the doctor or pharmacist on duty.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y