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Hello, my name is***** we were riding bicycles with my older son, who is 5.5 years old and he felt from a bicycle. Unfortunately, the major point of contact was his face - he felt on a curbstone with his cheek right below his right eye. It was not looking very serious yesterday. We washed it immediately with water and then with hydrogen peroxide. Now it looks like a red swelling around his eye (it looks like hematoma on boxers). What you can advice to do with this injury? He is very affraid of doctors (actually we never had serious problems with health or other serious injuries, but i think it is mostly because of dental doctors :))
Hi, thank you for quick response.
No, we are watching for all symptoms and looks like we have no other problems. He doesn't complain on any kind of pain, can see normally, is playing right now with has youngest brother as always. He had no increase in body temperature, no nausea and has a good appetite. That's the primary reason why we still hadn't visited medical center.
And wanted to add, that yesterday after this accident we ride back home and he was able to ride his bike all the way to our home (1 mile approx.), so i'm thinking we have no concussion
Thank you very much for your response. This sounds like what i was expected to hear. We will use your reccomendation and will do compresses and use ointment.
How long we should use cold compresses?
I found in the internet advices about using compress from "grated raw potatoes" and washing by cotton sweb with "strong brew of tea and chamomile"? Do you have any opinion about last two?