What do you do if a child gets their finger in the door?
Clean and Bandage the Wound Clean the cut with soap and water for five minutes. Apply an antibiotic and a bandage. If the skin is open the finger may need stitches. Wrap the finger in a sterile bandage and see a doctor right away if bleeding doesn’t stop.
Can baby fingers break?
The end of the finger may get a few cuts or a blood blister. Sometimes, the nail can be damaged. Broken bones are not common with this kind of injury. If they do occur, they are at risk for a bone infection (osteomyelitis).
How do you treat an injured finger?
Management and Treatment
- Rest: Let your finger rest, if possible.
- Ice: Ice the injured area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, especially within the first 24 hours.
- Compression: Wrap an elastic compression bandage around the injured joint to support it and reduce swelling.
Do baby bones break easily?
Babies’ bones are so pliable they rarely break. If your baby’s injury only swells a little bit and he doesn’t seem to be in much pain, it’s all right to treat the injury with ice (see below) and wait a day or two before calling the doctor.
How do I know if my child broke his finger?
The most obvious symptoms of a broken finger are deformity of the finger or being unable to move it. However, as in your son’s situation, the symptoms can be more subtle, and swelling may be the main complaint. Pain, tenderness, bruising, stiffness or numbness also can signal a broken finger.
Can babies break their fingers?
Breaks in the bones of the finger usually heal well in about 3 to 4 weeks. The pain and swelling from a broken finger can last for weeks. But it should steadily improve, starting a few days after your child breaks it.
Can a 1 year old break a bone?
How do you treat a child’s broken finger?
Put ice or a cold pack on the finger for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the next 3 days (when your child is awake) or until the swelling goes down. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your child’s skin. Keep the splint dry.