- Toddler cut head – hospital?
You posted a bone question about the wellbeing of an injured child on a mountain biking forum. I took the proverbial because it is a bit bone.
Chill out and concentrate on your bairn, not internet numpties poking fun at your bone post. On a cycling forum. About an injured child.Posted 5 years ago
TT – go easy ‘ey. The OP is talking to a professional, as suggested, and he’s getting it sorted.
Sometimes we all forget about the most obvious and easiest answer especially if the child in question doesn’t seem phased. I guess he was just looking for a bit more advice to go on top of his gut feeling about the child he can see and he knows best.
Second opinions never hurt.
Hope Toddler North is Ok, and well done on the big bed. Still waiting for Small Kip’s first proper launch out of hers!Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
Blue superglue. Son1 did this after cutting his head on a plant pot falling off his first wooden bike. 1cm gash that wouldn’t close. Bled like a stuck pig. Lie on front. Prevent thrashing (a lot of thrashing!). Nurse closes wound with superglue. Preferable to stitches (where no anesthetic is used).Posted 5 years agopolyMember
I once watched a doctor tie hair together across a much larger scalp wound than that. (We were about 3 hours from nearest A&E). Seemed to do a very effective job. By the time we got to civilisation the decision was not to even bother disturbing it to stitch it. Of course improvised repairs may be less appropriate on children, or where help is closer to hand.Posted 5 years ago
since we’re talking glue, and Drac and possibly other people who wear white coats are in….
Why isnt the home application of superglue encouraged? I dont think it’s in first aid courses? Its hardly any more complicated than applying steris. I self administer for cuts and eczema, but havent yet needed to glue Stoner JrPosted 5 years ago
to the floortogether yet, but I wouldnt baulk at it if the opportunity came up.sharkbaitMember
One of my girls did the same but head butted the top of a radiator. Quite a lot of blood and an open wound about 1cm long.Posted 5 years ago
Quick trip to a&e (bit too quick as it cost me points for popping through a light just turning red) some superglue and back home.
Small scar there still 4 years on.scaredypantsSubscriber
I think the general aproach with scalp wounds on kids is “if you can see any clean head at all under the gushing blood, it’s a minor injury and safe to leave alone”
I have no real idea what a stuck pig bleeds like, but it can’t be nearly as heavily as a toddler with a grazed scalp
Note to TT – 😉Posted 5 years ago
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