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Myth or ?

Now that my daughter hits 10 month mark, she starts to move more actively around. She doesn't quite walk yet, but she tries. Her feet don't move one in front of the other, but her whole body make a "jump" to compensate.

As such, she fell and hit her head. A part of her forehead was swollen.

And when we called our family, the single advice that everyone gave us was:

Rub oil on it, and then rub a knife on it.

This was totally the way we were brought up. I remember seeing an adult rubbing the swollen part of a child's head with knife. It works too!

But it makes me wonder... Why does it work? Do we still have to do that nowadays?

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