A 19-year-old female asked:
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i bumped my temple a few days ago. it only hurts if i touch it, but afterwards i have a slight throbbing headache. what should i do?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Throbbing headache.: To be on the safe side, go to the ER and have your trauma evaluated
Answered on Nov 18, 2014
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
You could: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or use OTC topical analgesic to your temple or you could go to ER and get evaluated for concussion/ intracranial bleed depending on the force of impact or your neurological symptoms like dizziness or focal deficits
Answered on Nov 18, 2014
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Don't touch it: Rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid vigorous exercise. Try to avoid touching your temple. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if needed for pain. It may be tender for a while be should heal completely in time. If your symptoms worsen or do not resolve after a week, you should be evaluated by a physician.
Answered on Dec 3, 2014
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