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A 20-year-old female asked:

i bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. what do i need to do to get the swelling to go down?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Ice pack: Ice it! if you passed out; feel an unusual weakness, are unable to speak or have anything else out of the ordinary, go to an er; if not some ice and tylenol (acetaminophen) should do the job.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ice: Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. For concussion sxs - get medically evaluated. O/w ice would help.

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A 37-year-old female asked:

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time.
A member asked:

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor.
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What does it mean when your head dents inward instead swelling outward after a hit?

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Fracure: Probably broken bone x-ray must be done or ct scan 100% proof.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

What type of doctor do I see about this temple swelling?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Primary care: If you are generally healthy and your temple (side of the forehead) is swelling and there is no sign of a pimple or injury, you can go to any clinic. If you have any problem with your eyesight or a headache, you should go soon.

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