1. BRAVE THE BUMPS AND BRUISES
  • BRAVE THE BUMPS AND BRUISES

    • BRAVE THE BUMPS AND BRUISES

      BRAVE THE BUMPS AND BRUISES

      If you or your child were knocked unconscious at all, you’ll need to see a doctor immediately. However, if you’re just a little banged up, here are some tips to get you through:
       

      • Chill out.
        Grab a cold pack and place on elevated bump or bruise for 15 minutes, up to 8 times a day for two days to help control swelling.
      • Scrape by.
        If there’s any broken skin or scrapes, wash out with soap and water and apply a bandage. You can also take acetaminophen for pain -- ibuprofen and aspirin will only prolong bleeding.

       


    • Sources: Mayoclinic.com and Webmd.com. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any questions regarding a medical condition.