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Hello, no recolection of discoloration to his toes,fingers & lips.
Only one lobe at a time and lasts arround 48 -60 hours .
If it was bruising would it disappear that quickly?
Im sure that neither his big brother or anyone else has bruised his ear. He has not complained about any injury.
I am worrying, as my local hospital/police are investigating me as they think I have hurt his ear.
The Paediatrician I saw at the hospital had no indea why the discolouration disappeared soo quicly. Hence my reason for looking into it myself.
This time when he has had the colouration on the ear, he also had a swelling on the back of the head - is there any chance these could be connected? As the swelling went down in the same time period as the ear. Again the hospital/police think something has 'happened' to his head, but he never complained of an injury.
Is there any reason why there would have been some dry and peeling skin left after the sore red patch (on his head where his ear joins it) disapperared?
While the mottled effect on his ear was the first to disappear, the final part of the discolouration was a more localised patch about 2cm x 1cm on the back of his lobe. Rather than being mottled purple, it was block colour purple - is there any explanation for this?
I'm wondering if there is any skin condition that could have caused the colouring on his ear?
I phoned the hospital and asked the Nurse to pass the information to the Pediatrician. The Nurse instantly said if it was inadequate oxygenation of blood then the ear would be blue rather than purple.
Thank you for the information.
The medical report now says that my sons ear has been pinched, thats the reason for the bruising. However I know for sure that it has not been pinched.
If it was pinched, would the red sore patch be present?