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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 32 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 26 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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