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Sudden bruising?

my eight month old has woken up with sudden bruising (reddish colour) on the left side of his face. its from the corner of his eye to his ear and then down almost to his lips. could it just be that he has slept on this side or do u think he could've been biten by something?.............any advice would be great until i ca get him to a doctor

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Asked by fay101 at 5:15 PM on Jan. 28, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Much like fever and the inability to turn head, I have always been told that visit to the doc is mandated for unexplained bruising.
    Sleeping wrong won't cause bruising in healthy individuals.
    And it there was a bite, the bruising would be deeper around the bite location.

    But red isn't really a bruise is it? If it fades after a few hours, no worries...

    Answer by feralxat at 5:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • Has ut faded any? I work in a pre-school with 1-2 year olds and it is VERY common for them to wake up with bright red cheeks where they have had their heads on the mat or on their arms. It usually fades within 30 min to an hour.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • HE might have just slept wrong, if it last longer or gets worse get him to the dr.

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 8:31 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • Red from sleeping on it or bruised?

    Answer by escuchar at 11:13 PM on Mar. 20, 2014

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