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#1 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:34 AM

OK, one of those medical questions again.......

I think my DS (3 year old) may have broken his little toe.  He caught it under the front door as he was opening it - lot of pain/screaming.  He has settled on the lounge now, but is refusing to walk.  Toe is swollen and a little bruised.  He is singing along with Thomas, and quite happy, as long as he doesn't stand up.  I haven't given him any pain relief as yet.

Now, if it was more serious I would head straight to emergency, however, after his experience with pneumoccal septicemia a few months ago, he is terrified of doctors, hospitals etc.  Having broken many toes blush.gif  myself (bloody horses!) I know the treatment is buddy-strapping and rest/elevation/ice etc.  Not sure if I can even strap his toe - they are so tiny. (He won't let me ice it either).

So, is there anything special I should be aware of with a 3 year old toe?  Anything they would do that indicates I should head up there now, rather than just watch him and see if he gets more uncomfortable?

I just really don't want to put him through the emotional trauma of x-rays, hospital etc, if they are just going to do what I'm doing at home anyway....

TIA

Edited by Ruffles, 12 November 2008 - 10:35 AM.


#2 -cracker-

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:40 AM

Take him to the GP.

#3 Velociraptor

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

I'm not sure there's much that can be done for a broken toe. Could you call a doctor and ask?

#4 TDRH

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:46 AM

Honestly there is nothing they can do anyway even if it is broken. Basically they will tell you Panadol if he is in pain, ice it and elevate it when you can. It could also just be deep bruising which can hurt as much as it being broken but usually is pretty much back to normal after a week.

Just be wary of shoes as they might make it swell more and cause more discomfort to him.

DS1 has had 3 so far the poor kid is like me doesn't watch where he is going and is a bit clumsy  blush.gif

ETA - my fingers do not co-operate with my brain laughing2.gif

Edited by ~Insanemumof3~, 12 November 2008 - 10:47 AM.


#5 ~Sasha~

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:59 AM

There is not much that can be done with a broken toes.  My Ds broke his toe and we just went to a gp.  His was broken at the growth plate and had to be strapped for 6 weeks.

#6 !!!

Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

I'd take him to the gp just so you know if it's actually broken or a soft tissue injury. The treatment is slightly different so it might be worth finding out which it is.

#7 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:49 AM

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I'd take him to the gp just so you know if it's actually broken or a soft tissue injury.
But there really is no way to tell, just by looking at it.  As much as I respect GP's, they don't have x-ray vision, and my nursing background (although I don't have a lot of paed experience) tells me that a swollen, bruised toe cannot be diagnosed without an x-ray - it is not at a funny angle, or dislocated, or anything other than slightly swollen, and a bit red.

Anyway, he's happily playing with his Thomas trains now - still not walking, but happy to move around on the floor.

Thanks for all the advice, ladies.  Much appreciated. biggrin.gif




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