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A 38-year-old female asked:

my 2 y.o fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. i left the room for minute. he has a small bump on his forehead. nose and chin red. his bro told me. should i worry about concussion?

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Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Will be fine however: Needs to be watched carefully if acting fine now. Continue to watch carefully for the next24 hours. If acting sleepy, irritable or not the same will need to be seen.
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Bump on head: If he acting normal the likelyhood of a concussion is very small. Most likely bump on head.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Likely no problem: Sounds like a localized area of bruising, and unlikely to represent any severe complication. If he becomes irritable, stops eating and drinking, or exhibits vomiting, or becomes very drowsy, contact your pediatrician, but likely he will be fine.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Probably not: many children will fall against furniture or from bed or couch without serious injury. If by this time there is no abnormality of responsiveness I would not worry about a concussion.

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