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My toddler hit her chin on a table PHOTOS ATTACHED

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maybabymama · 29/09/2022 13:30

So this morning I clearly didn't look after my little one very well and she managed to hit her chin/lip on a table.
I took her to my local pharmacist and he said she should be fine just gave me some antiseptic cream.
I am so worried about scaring or anything like that and thinking if I should've taken her in to AE?
It's not bleeding (it was bad) but it's in such a stupid place that it gets wet very easily.
Any recommendations? I am first time mum and I feel like the guilt is going to eat me soon.
Thank you

My toddler hit her chin on a table PHOTOS ATTACHED
My toddler hit her chin on a table PHOTOS ATTACHED
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JaniceBingALing · 29/09/2022 13:31

I would have gone to A&E with that, but some may say that's overzealous.

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Jagley · 29/09/2022 13:33

I would of gone to urgent care/ a&e with that as looks like may need a stitch.

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scrivette · 29/09/2022 13:34

From the photos it looks quite deep but it's hard to tell. I probably would have gone to Urgent Care to see if it needed stitches/steri strips.

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TimeforZeroes · 29/09/2022 13:34

Oooh OP you poor thing. I don’t want to alarm but that will scar.

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EdithStourton · 29/09/2022 13:35

A&E, if it's as deep as it looks.
One of ours did something similar and a very competent doctor glued it together.

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lemonybiscuits · 29/09/2022 13:35

I'd stick some steri strips on it

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PinkButtercups · 29/09/2022 13:36

Oh bloody hell that's deep!
Poor baby.
I'd be going to minor injuries.

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greystarblanchard · 29/09/2022 13:36

From the picture it looks quite deep and may need stitches but surely if this was the case the pharmacist would have noticed this when you went in.

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TooHotToTangoToo · 29/09/2022 13:37

Looks like it's started to heal already, keep it clean, antiseptic cream on it for a few days

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sunflowerdaisyrose · 29/09/2022 13:37

Accidents will happen and doesn't mean you weren't looking after her well, try not to feel guilty!

Whatever you decide to do, once it's healed, I recommend a silicone treatment for reducing scaring - we used the prosil slide on stick but there are gels too

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OverTheHillAndDownTotherSide · 29/09/2022 13:37

My daughter did this in the bathroom at about 2. Took her to A+E and they (eventually) glued it.

Waited about 6 hours because it counted as a “head injury” and needed consultant assessment.

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bloodywhitecat · 29/09/2022 13:37

Do you have a minor injuries nearby, it is hard to see from a photo but it looks quite deep and it could scar without the appropriate care.

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Johnnysgirl · 29/09/2022 13:38

Go to A & E.

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girlmom21 · 29/09/2022 13:39

That looks deep - definitely go to minor injuries and get them to apply some steri strips even if they don't stitch it!

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maybabymama · 29/09/2022 13:39

Thank you everyone. On my way to a&e

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OverTheHillAndDownTotherSide · 29/09/2022 13:42

This was DD’s. Very similar.

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Igotjelly · 29/09/2022 13:43

Looks very similar to when DD split her lip open, I took her to A&E, they glued it but it has left a very small silvery scar.

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Goldbar · 29/09/2022 13:48

I would go to A&E/minor injuries and get that stitched. It looks like it will need stitched if the severity of scarring is to be reduced.

I had a very bad cut on my chin from falling while running and it was stitched properly...as a result, it healed well and, although there is a scar, it is hardly visible.

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been and done it. · 29/09/2022 14:06

greystarblanchard · 29/09/2022 13:36

From the picture it looks quite deep and may need stitches but surely if this was the case the pharmacist would have noticed this when you went in.

I fell out of a cupboard and on the way out ripped my forearm on the door hinge which was proud for some reason. It bled a bit and looked horrendous. The pharmacist told me not to bother with the hospital but later on I felt I should. Ended up with stitches and 3 days of a nurse dressing it. Lost my faith a bit with pharmacists now.

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Bobbybobbins · 29/09/2022 14:07

If you have a walk in centre I would go there. Both mine had similar injuries and got glued up.

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NerdyBird · 29/09/2022 14:33

I did something very similar as a toddler. The gp used steri strips and it's healed into quite a fine line that most people don't notice.
I also hurt my teeth so get them checked too. One tooth died I think and the adult one came through out of place so I needed braces. The dentist thought it could be related.

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maybabymama · 29/09/2022 20:03

Hey everyone. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone again. Little one is fine. We went in, they cleaned the wound and told me she's all fine.
I am so glad I did go even though she didn't need any stitches. Going in made me feel a lot better and now I know I've done everything I can. Also as bad as it sounds I am so glad to read your replies so I know it's not just us that it happened to! Hope everyone is well!

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MrsTerryPratchett · 29/09/2022 20:24

maybabymama · 29/09/2022 20:03

Hey everyone. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone again. Little one is fine. We went in, they cleaned the wound and told me she's all fine.
I am so glad I did go even though she didn't need any stitches. Going in made me feel a lot better and now I know I've done everything I can. Also as bad as it sounds I am so glad to read your replies so I know it's not just us that it happened to! Hope everyone is well!

Good job. Anything facial you need more than a pharmacist really. Just in case.

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GlasgowGal82 · 29/09/2022 22:12

We had a similar injury when DS1 was 1 year old, took him to A&E, had it glued shut, the glue kept coming away because he was a messy eater and you really need to keep it clean and dry, went back twice to get it redone and eventually an older doctor with his own kids recommended that we just focus on keeping it clean because we'd never keep it dry enough for the glue to keep the wound shut. DS1 is eight now and still has a silvery scar, but it's barely noticeable and he loves the story of how he got it and the trips to the hospital!

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Thereisnolight · 29/09/2022 22:15

TimeforZeroes · 29/09/2022 13:34

Oooh OP you poor thing. I don’t want to alarm but that will scar.

Unlikely.
Faces have excellent blood supply and heal well, especially in young children.
My DC have had similar and no sign of a scar.
If it’s gaping, see someone about steristrips or glue.

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