A 21-year-old female asked:
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7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. stopped crying after 3-5 min. wanted to sleep 20 min later. any concern?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Probably OK: I would call your pediatrician to discuss management of this. We really aren't allowed to answer possible emergency calls on Health Tap.
Answered on Jul 1, 2016
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
If he cried right away then he didn't loose consciousness which is the most important prognostic factor. If the child normally takes a nap say atg 2 in the afternoon and he seems tired at 2 in the afternoon then that is normal for your child. We worry when ther is an unusual level of tiredness, not a usual level of tiredness.
Jul 31, 2015

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