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Small child, large swollen knot on arm due to injury. Will epsom salt help?

My 5 year old grandson was pushed against a fence yesterday at school, he came home with a large swollen knot on his arm above his elbow , it is now a fevered knot the size of his palm and raised a little? Should I soak it in Epsom salt, take him to the Primary Care facility, give him something for pain...what? I very much appreciate your help?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
there is hematoma formation at injury site,i advise you to apply cold compresses over the affected area.give paracetamol for pain releif and watch for any other symptom.i believe he must be immunised for tetanus as well.
Your grandson will be fine.
God bless
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vishal's  Response
go to the primary centre as he is just 5 yrs old...dont take any risk..dont give homemade treatment...
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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