Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Violet | 2010/12/09

Q.

Slight bruising

Hi Professor,

My 1.5 year old son has slight bruising on his lower back, underneath his nappy. There are two spots about the size of the inner of a toilet roll circle. My first son had this and then it disappeared when he was out of nappies. My second son has had these blue patches on and off for about 5 months.

Is there any reason for concern?

Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is no reason for concern. These are known as 'blue spots' and are found in many babies.Do not worry, they will disappear by themselves with time.

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