My 3 year fell off the bed n now has a black eye!

Charlene - posted on 12/20/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son fell off his bed the other night. He ended up with a knot on his forehead n swelling around his his eyes. Now his eyes looks bruised (black eye) and I can't stand to see him like that. Is this normal? How long does this take to heal? I have been applying ice.

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Cc - posted on 12/22/2013

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My boys are very active and both have had black eyes and knots. Just make sure he is acting normal. Look out for signs of concussion like vomiting, irritability(other than pain from injury), falling down a lot, etc... It might take about two days for the bump to go away but bruising may take almost a week to go away depending on how bad it is. Keep putting ice as much as he'll let you. If you feel like he's acting funny I would call a doc to make sure he/she doesn't want you to bring him to check it out.

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LalaBoom - posted on 12/24/2013

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I swear by this... Actually been doing it my entire life, handed down from my gma and my mom.....

One thing that helps is butter and salt mixed together. Apply it to the bump area. This will reduce the swelling significantly and whatever marks would have been left are reduced to small red mark.

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