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Child has foot pain, swollen ankle, bruise near ankle, red spots on legs. Related?

On Friday, A child in my preschool site was complaining about aching foot . In the afternoon his grandma complained said the ankle was swollen. Today, Tuesday, the child returns to school with a big bruise around and bottom of the ankle. Towards the end of the day, the child was complaining about the other foot.I checked it and that ankle was getting bruised too. Besides that I noticed tiny red spots all over the legs. Is one thing related with the other? What could cause this?
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Please ask your child whether someone is kicking him on his ankles or not not.Ask him whether he had a bad fall or some injury to his ankles.
A bad bruise might be associated with small dot like hemorrhages nearby.
If the joints are swollen and there is a habit of easy bruising in your child then he needs investigations.
If these are not there apply a balm for the pain and give him some paracetamol.
Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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