When should I worry about a bruise on my baby?

When should I worry about a bruise on my baby?

Bruises are usually nothing to worry about. But you should take your child to see your GP if they have bruises that don’t seem related to everyday childhood bumps and falls. For example, you might want to see your GP if your child: seems to bruise more easily than other children.

What causes bruising on tummy?

Bruising in your stomach or abdominal area is typically caused by: direct blows to your abdomen. a fall in which you injure or land on your stomach. accidents, such as a car accident.

Is it normal for a baby to bruise?

Conclusions Bruises are rare in normal infants and precruisers and become common among cruisers and walkers. Bruises in infants younger than 9 months and who are not yet beginning to ambulate should lead to consideration of abuse or illness as causative.

Why does my baby’s skin look bruised?

Seeing a blue or blue-grayish spot on your baby’s skin might raise a red flag, especially if the mark doesn’t seem to be going away. But these bruise-like marks actually aren’t bruises at all — they’re birthmarks called congenital dermal melanocytosis (formerly known as Mongolian spots).

What does leukemia bruises look like?

Small red spots (petechiae) As well as medium-to-large bruises, you might notice “rashes” appearing on your skin. Small, pinhead-sized red spots on the skin (called “petechiae”) may be a sign of leukaemia. These small red spots are actually very small bruises that cluster so that they look like a rash.

What is a linear bruise?

Patterned or clustered bruises [11-13] For example, a linear bruise may indicate that the child was hit with a stick-like object, and parallel linear bruises may indicate that the child was slapped with a hand.

What to do if a baby has a bruise?

Your child has a fever.

  1. Apply Ice. 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.
  2. Elevate the Area. If possible, raise the bruised area above the heart to reduce swelling.
  3. Reduce Pain. Use infant or child-formula acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Why does my birthmark look like a bruise?

Congenital dermal melanocytosis are a type of birthmark, with flat blue or blue/grey spots. They may resemble bruises but they are not bruises, they are birthmarks. There are no medical complications associated with congenital dermal melanocytosis.

What is Mongolian birthmark?

Abstract. Mongolian spots (MS) are congenital birthmarks seen most commonly over the lumbosacral area. They are bluish-green to black in color and oval to irregular in shape. They are most commonly found in individuals of African or Asian ethnic background.

How did you know your child has leukemia?

Common symptoms of leukemia in children include feeling tired and weak, easy bruising or bleeding, and frequent or long-term infections. Leukemia is diagnosed with blood and bone marrow tests. Imaging may be done to look for signs of leukemia in different parts of the body.