A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Chestenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the chest.bruise in baby, bruise in babies, bruise in toddlers, bruise in preschoolers, bruise in gradeschoolers, bruise in teens, bruise in kids, contusion in baby, contusion in babies, contusion in toddlers, contusion in preschoolers, contusion in gradeschoolers, contusion in teens, contusion in kids, contusions, bruises, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with contusions, kids and contusions, bruised, kids with bruises, kids and bruises, when to get stitches, falls, bruised, bruse, brused, treat a bruise, bruses, broozes, chest injury, chest injuries, contusion on chest, chest contusion in baby, chest contusion in babies, chest contusion in toddlers, chest contusion in preschoolers, chest contusion in gradeschoolers, chest contusion in teens, chest contusion in tweens, chest contusion in kids, chest, chest contusions, chest bruises, chest injury, chest injuries, bruise on chest, chest bruise in baby, chest bruise in babies, chest bruise in toddlers, chest bruise in preschoolers, chest bruise in gradeschoolers, chest bruise in teens, chest bruise in kids, bruised chest, chest bruise, bruise on the chest, contusion on the chest, bruise on chest, chest bruises, chest bruised09/06/201203/25/201909/02/20199948df24-52d2-4bb1-88c0-5e9d50bc0cf5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-chest-contusion.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Bruise</strong></p> <p>A contusion (kun-TOO-zhun), or bruise, of the chest is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">injury</a> to the skin and underlying tissue of the chest.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A contusion, or bruise, forms when soft tissue in the body is crushed but the skin doesn't break. When this happens, blood from broken capillaries (small blood vessels) near the skin's surface may leak out under the skin. With no place to go, the blood gets trapped, often forming a red or purplish mark that hurts when you touch it.</p> <p>As a contusion heals, it may turn different colors, from red and purple to black and blue and then to green, yellow, and light brown before fading away.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Applying a cold compress to a contusion may help minimize swelling and bruising. Seek <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dr-visits.html/">medical attention</a> if a contusion doesn't heal or continues to be painful.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), BackLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the back.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-back-contusion.html/b307d801-7a67-44c0-8b36-05cf0c346033
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ForearmLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the forearm.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-forearm-contusion.html/68a5d853-c6ca-403a-8702-d886d4098211
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), HandLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the hand.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hand-contusion.html/bade5627-e6bc-4419-9b8f-0729d2d9b66f
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), HipLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the hip.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hip-contusion.html/f5ed7913-d561-4008-9010-ad62a1b85f48
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ShoulderLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the shoulder.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-shoulder-contusion.html/98a7ec3e-5256-4b46-a1a9-4e6bafa66663
BruisesThis article is all about bruises, including why they happen, how to make them go away faster, and why they turn all those funny colors.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bruises.html/b19d5144-57c3-4dab-804f-54813d5179c0
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
First Aid & Safety CenterBoo-boos, bug bites, and broken bones - oh my! Here's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to keep kids safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/8f5e951a-d268-485c-acb8-ffd18e45401f
First-Aid KitA well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/2f6d45fe-811c-4a37-b584-11ae49855085
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Quadriceps ContusionQuadriceps contusions are common in sports that have a lot of direct contact or a chance of collisions or wipeouts. Find out what to do if you get one - and how to avoid them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/quad-contusions.html/6cc04b45-87fb-4965-a1eb-dd0219d51e1e
What's a Bruise?Have you ever had a bruise that turned a bunch of different colors before it went away? Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bruise.html/88f41443-4425-4b8c-ae6d-9945f7602efc
Word! BruiseWhen you bang a part of your body against something, your skin might turn different colors where you bumped it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-bruise.html/aaaed3a2-5969-448d-90ec-8fc7cafbe5b5
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