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Child has bruise after fall, hard lump on jaw. Due to chipped bone?

My 18 month old daughter fell about 3 weeks ago and hit a treadmill screw that punctured her skin on the jaw line. She cried for about 10 minutes and seemed fine. There is a small bruise present, but now when I feel her jaw on that side there is a very hard small lump. She isn t experiencing any discomfort. Could she have chipped a piece of bone?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
As your hurt her jaw and now having hard lump over it. Broken bones are usually very painful. Hitting a flat bones usually present hard lump. Icing can reduce swelling. You may use acetaminophen or naproxen. You can get Xray of her jaw to rule out any fracture.
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Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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