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Head injury, bump from eye to hairline, yellowish black and purple colour, solution ?

my 2 year old hit his head against a counter, bruise appeared today,bump goes from eye to hairline and is yellow black and purple. He has only complained of his head hurting once and has been walking,sleeping,and eating well What should I do?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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Dear Friend,

Your description suggests that your 2 yr old son developed an ecchymosis. this normally resolves by itself. The colours are due to the blood which is getting dissolved. Kids at this age bruise fast and heal fast too. A cold compress at the time of injury normally decrease the amount of bruise. If the bruise is not tender (pain on touch) don't do anything, just observe. If it is tender consult the eye specialist of a pediatrician. Take Care
Answered: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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