The accommodations are the specific signature of the childhood. A childhood without bumps, twists, bruises, bumps and scratches is not really childhood. As frequent and superficial as they are often, they can be both dangerous and complicated, if not taken care of or ignored. Here's how to take proper care of the child's accommodations and when to go to the hospital.
First aid measures in case of accommodations
Children tend to fall very often as they run, when they ride their rollers or bicycles, or when climbing through trees or other things around them. There are few who have legs marked by bruises and bruises caused by such minor accidents.
Whenever your child falls, it is important to analyze how far the distance from which the accident occurred, where it hit the strongest and what injuries have appeared on his body. It is important to make sure, first of all, that it has not been cut, that it has no broken bone or that it has not hit the head severely.
Clean up any superficial wounds with soap and water - jets, cuts, etc. - and bandage them to avoid exposure to dust and their infection. Then, it monitors the child's behavior and the evolution of the lesions all the rest of the day, to detect possible complications and to take emergency measures quickly.
When is it appropriate to go with the child who fell to the doctor?
Most child's accommodations are superficial and can be easily treated at home. But there are some situations in which medical check-up is mandatory:
• loss of knowledge following the match;
• bleeding (bleeding that you cannot stop).
But not only the symptoms at the time of marriage are relevant to deciding whether or not to take the child to the doctor, but also the manifestations that occur in the hours that follow the accident. Among the most worrying signs are:
• rapid swelling of the affected area;
• strong aging, accompanied by swelling and pain of the affected area;
• manifestations associated with contusions following a head injury - vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, memory loss;
• behavior specific to a brain injury, also after head hit - modification of pupil size, abnormal eye movements;
• constant crying of the child;
• complaints about pain or discomfort in certain areas of the body;
• strong screams, caused by severe pain or internal injury (eg, abdominal bleeding).
The accommodations that result in headaches, bumps and other bruising can prove very dangerous for the child's health. Even if the baby seems to be recovering immediately after the fall, it is important to monitor their behavior and reactions for 24-48 hours after the accident occurred.
If there are signs of a brain injury or bleeding, show up with your baby at an emergency doctor. In the case of the simple, superficial bump, you can help the baby to feel better and the hematoma to withdraw, by applying compresses with cold water or ice on it. If your child complains of a headache due to the bump, give him acetaminophen or ibuprofen, but never aspirin, as there is a risk of Reye syndrome.
Prevention of child abuse
Sometimes, minor injuries or injuries caused by a slight obstruction on the stairs or while riding a bicycle are unavoidable. But if you think your baby is more "hindered" than other children his age and more prone to falls and kicks, it is important to take some essential safety measures:
• learn it and constantly repeat its safety rules during running, playing outdoors, crossing the street, cycling or climbing;
• make sure that he always wears protective gear while riding with rollers, bicycles or skateboards;
• removes blunt objects or other things that might prevent or hit him, etc. from his path or play area;
• Supervise him constantly when playing outside, but also at home, to prevent major accidents.
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