Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Small child, twisted arm by accident, arm and neck pain, flu. Suggestions?

I was changing my sons diaper last night and I pulled him over to me on the couch. When I did, his arm was twisted behind him and when I pulled him, it hurt his arm around his elbow . He seemed to be fine the rest of the night but this morning he is crying and complaining that his arm and neck are hurting. He also has had the flu for a week. What should I do?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  30
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Because of the pulling and twisting forces ligamental sprain occurs and this may be the cause of pain around the arm and neck.
If pain is mild to moderate you can give Tylenol or pain is severe you can give ibuprofen in prescribed dosage as per your child weight and age.
Consult your Pediatrician to rule out any dislocation of elbow or shoulder joints as these are commonly associated with this type of forces.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor