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Healing time for ankle sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   my baby has twist his ankle ? is this serious ? his not always crying only at bed time and he is avoiding his injured foot for him to stand . how long does it take to heel its ankle or do
i need to go to hospital?


Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How old is your baby?
User :   my baby has twist his ankle ? is this serious ? his not always crying only at bed time and he is avoiding his injured foot for him to stand . how long does it take to heel its ankle or do i need to go to hospital? and his only 1 yr and 9 months
Doctor :  
When & how did he
Doctor :  
get injured?
User :   a day ago
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
IS there any swelling?
Doctor :  
or redness?
Doctor :  
or increase in temperature in that area?
User :   top part of his left foot
Doctor :  
IS there any swelling?
User :   not really
Doctor :  
redness?
User :   just swelling
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, if it is just a sprain
User :   just a bit selling
User :   swelling
Doctor :  
then it will take about 3 days following the dissappearance of swelling for him to put his foot down
User :   so do i need to bring him to the hospital or how am i going to treat him at home cause his relly afraid of doctors (Hospitals)
Doctor :  
It will take 3 to 4 days for swelling to go
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