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my 8 month old son fell backward and hit the back of his head on the floor. afterward he acted like he wanted to sleep but i kept him awake. should i take him to the doc? he acts normal. no vomiting or anything abnormal.

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Yes: Cranial injuries can be slow to develop and can hide from the untrained eye. He needs to be examined.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Concussion: Since the child did not have a loss of consciousness and nor any vomiting the likely hood of significant head injury is ver y low. If the child have any significant behavior changes then a consult with the pediatrician would be helpful.

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