It is very difficult to control children’s activities and games, childhood is a time for experiences, but sometimes, unfortunately, these childish movements are accompanied by unpleasant results.
One of the most frequently asked questions by parents is about baby finger came in the door
Before this happens, we recommend that you fix it in the rooms of the house with special tools so that the child cannot open and close them personally, and when getting in and out of the car, get the child on and off.
What to do with baby finger came in the door?
If your baby’s finger is stuck, immediately immerse the affected area in cold water to reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as to reduce pain and discomfort. (ice and ice water are not recommended), and hold for 20 minutes.
Before doing this, it is better to gently wash the injured area with cold water and soap for five minutes, then put the cleaned injured finger in cold water, it is better not to put your finger under too much water pressure.
If your baby’s toe skin is deeply torn, it is best to see a doctor after gently washing with cold water and soap while the finger is wrapped in clean gauze.
Note that children can normally close their fingers and punch their hands. If you notice that the range of motion of the injured finger is reduced and your child is unable to bend his or her finger, be sure to see your doctor. Do the necessary
How long does the swelling occur after the finger is left in the middle of the door?
Slight swelling on the fingertip is normal immediately after the injury, and this amount of swelling should not interfere with the child’s normal movements.
What can we do to reduce the pain of your baby’s finger that is stuck in the door?
You can start taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen syrup (as much as your child’s age and weight allowance) immediately after the accident to prevent some severe pain.
Try to hold the injured finger up, for example, place a container of cold water on a small table or pillow and ask the child to place his finger in the container above the level of his heart.
Be sure to check the condition of the injured fingernail. If you notice a deformity of the bones or a large tear that has caused the bone to protrude, after gently rinsing the wound with warm water, put your finger in clean gauze and hold it up and see a doctor.
If your child is in severe pain and does not allow you to touch or wash the affected area, it is best to see a doctor.
When to see a doctor?
- See your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Severe pain in baby finger came in door
- Inability of the injured child to move or bend the injured finger
- Finger shape deformation
- Rupture of the finger tissue
- The child has congenital coagulation disorders, especially when the injury is over mild and the joint is traumatized.
- When you face a wound that is very dirty, for example, it is soaked in dirt and so on.
- When you hear the sound of cracking and suspect a broken bone.
- Excessive restlessness and crying in younger children
If you have extensive wounds, you can use cephalexin syrup (if you do not have a history of previous allergies, use as much as possible for their age and weight)
It is best to avoid applying ointments and creams if there are open sores and discharge.