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just banged face

(26 Posts)
jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 18:55:15

ds 11mths was walking when he slipped and banged his cheek bone on a glass coffee table, it has bruised already and has only just stopped crying. i have given him some calpol is there anything else i need to do?
it was 10mins ago

thank you jodie

southeastastra Thu 01-Jun-06 19:00:49

Put on a cold compress or frozen pea packet to help reduce swelling, poor thing was it on the corner?

alexw Thu 01-Jun-06 19:00:52

Arnica - either tablets or cream

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 19:05:03

ice yes .. calpol good .. arnica has been proved to have a placebo effect only

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 19:05:10

it was on the edge, he tried to pick something up off the floor and walk at the same time and stood on his hands i think. hes soo enthusiastic to do things he needs to calm down a bit.

thank you i will try a cold flannel, im a bit worried about putting him to bed no tho.

thank you

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 19:07:26

arnica research

why are you worried about putting him to bed ? has he not calmed down fully yet?

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 19:09:32

i've always been told not to let people sleep when they have hit there head, maybe old wives tail not sure.
hes just winging, he will be off in the bath soon.

Jodie

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 19:11:50

but he hit his cheek bone .. kind of like hitting his arm really so personally I wouldn't worry .. but you will cos you're his mum

anyway the signs to look out for with head bumps are nausea, unconsciousness and not screaming or bruising

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 19:13:05

ok thank you

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 19:27:55

Nice link, Twig. Just out of interest though, the review looked at homeopathic applications of arnica (ie in dilution from the 'mother tincture'). I wonder if the claims also apply to very much more concentrated (ie. traditional 'herbal' type applications) of a very pure form of arnica IYSWIM...

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 19:38:10

this one better

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 19:51:59

I've never understood the homeopathic dilution / notation thang... but that study stills sounds like it is examining cream preparations formulated homeopathically (ie. a tiny little bit of pure arnica goes a very long way) rather than 'smack a shed load of very concentrated arnica on' IYSWIM.

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 20:11:04

look hub .. twig's sister says its bollocks and she's a hippy vegetarian from hell .. just accept it

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 20:24:38

But you must point out to your sister (Pringlette ?) that she needs to read the summary properly, or else she is being thick.



(Please don't tell me I'm defending the homeopaths here, LOL)

ComeOVeneer Thu 01-Jun-06 20:27:44

I'm surprised by the reasearch findings tbh I swear by the stuff and my patients I recommend it to all come back with good reports.

Rhubarb Thu 01-Jun-06 20:29:22

I'm with Twig on this one. Over here they live off homeopathic remedies and not one of them bloody work! I've tried them for my hayfever, I might as well have taken sweets for all the good it did (yes I did read the instructions!), and ds's creché have Arnica on standby but it never stops him coming home covered in bruises!

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 20:34:33

comester, but if you told them to go home and ask their dp to massage their lower back (assuming some weirdy meridian line of energy chakra alignment means nerve endings in the jaw can be soothed and calmed by extended gentle massage around the tailbone or whatever) your patients would get the same benefit.

Erm... IYSWIM.



PS - news on the little fella ?

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 20:43:43

oh well said Rhubarb

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 20:54:45

Not defending Pringlette then, huh ?

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 21:18:26

sorry to interupt but just to let you know he went to bed fine, i did try a cold flannel but he just kept on trying to suck it dry?!?!

oh and by the way i have no idea what arnica is so cant comment

thank you for all of your advice

jodie x

hub2dee Thu 01-Jun-06 21:25:22

Sorry for the slight hijack btw.

Maybe offer extra water / milk if he's drying your flannel for you !

Hope he has a calm night.

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 21:31:00

oh thats ok.

I try not to give him any juice or water after 6.30pm or he wont drink his milk at bedtime, im not neglecting him honest

jodie1984 Thu 01-Jun-06 21:31:00

oh thats ok.

I try not to give him any juice or water after 6.30pm or he wont drink his milk at bedtime, im not neglecting him honest

LIZS Thu 01-Jun-06 21:33:34

arnica cream is a naturally based gel which brings out bruising and limits swelling. Great stuff to ahve around for all those knocks you inevitably are about to encounter.

Twiglett Thu 01-Jun-06 21:54:59

arnica cream is a homeopathic solution that has been fairly widely discredited as having anything other than a placebo effect

(yes I believed in it with first c-section, but didn't use it with 2nd and had no difference in bruising / scarring)

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