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I think my child might have broken a bone. What should I do?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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If your little one has had an accident and their limb seems to be at a strange or unusual angle, they may have broken one of their bones. If it is difficult to move your child without causing them any further pain, call an ambulance. If you are able to move them, putting one of your hands above where the injury is and another underneath it to steady and support it should help make the move less painful. Even if you are going to hospital, giving your little one some appropriate painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may help provide some temporary relief.

If you think your child has seriously injured their neck or spine, it is very important not to move them as this can be dangerous. Call an ambulance immediately and follow the instructions given by the call handler.

 

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