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My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. a few days later i noticed a red bruise behind her ear. please advise?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Concussion?: Did she lose consciousness? Any memory issues? Headaches? Was she evaluated? The red bruise doesn't really bother me. I just wonder about her brain. If in doubt, take her to the doctor.
Dr. John Boe
Dr. John Boeanswered
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Nothing to worry abt: If this happened 2-3 days ago and your child has been behaving normally and not complaining about significant pain, then this is unlikely anything to worry about (at this point). Seek medical attention if their behavior changes, the begin vomiting or you have any other concerns.
Last updated Jul 23, 2014

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