This morning my 5YO son was running and he tripped and grazed his knee. I took him inside out a cold paper towel on it (briefly as he wouldn't let me) then covered it with a plaster. Around 1ish we came home and changed his plaster and he has been fine all day till about 2 hours ago when he started to complain it was hurting.
I took the plaster off and got a cold paper towel again and left it out for a bit to try get some air. He has cried and whined most of the evening because it hurts. He has gone to bed after having some calpol and a clean plaster and so far he's quiet.
He has no temp or anything like that - the wound is still raw and I wouldn't say it was bleeding but it's wet?
Is it possible it could be infected that quickly? It's only a small graze but don't want to ignore it if it's hurting him. (I'm such an over worrier) I will attach a photo of his knee which is about 10 hours after he did it.
Thanks in advance - probably worrying over nothing!
Obv it looks very clean but it's a possibility if it's still hurting.
That said my five year old boy will completely freak out about grazes all the while he can see them. Even ones that are days old. As long as he forgets about them he's fine but as soon as he sees them he flips.
Thanks for your replies, it did bleed when he did it but not like pouring or anything like that. I was putting his brother in the car when he did it so I didn't see him fall just heard him. (I did tell him to stop running )
He isn't usually phased by these things he just gets on with them. He is fast asleep now though so maybe tiredness took over and he got a bit emotional. Just me being a worry wort as per usual lol!
My DS (5 almost 6) did something like this on Wednesday, I'm still hearing about it every couple of hours, there is nothing in it etc but I think he's just got a bit obsessed with it, sending healing vibes your way, it will be over soon enough!
He had long pjs on but it's irritating it so he now has shorts on. He has grazed his knees lots of times and never been bothered before and he has been fine with it all day until about 7pm so don't think seeing it is the problem it's probably just a little bit sore and tiredness hasn't helped him.
Anyway he is fast asleep so hopefully that will be him till the morning and it will hve healed a lot more through the night. They just love to keep us on our toes!
Well it's still hurting but not as dramatic as he was last night. He has had shorts on all day and complained occasionally. It is still a big manky round the outside (see photo) but hopefully it's just trying to heal!