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A 31-year-old female asked:

my son accidentally head butted my nose heard a crunch and now i have a horrible headache. just wondering if i should go to the er or wait?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Common finding: Incidental minor head trauma can trigger a simple headache or a complex migraine. If you are otherwise ok i think you can monitor the situation at home. If you find yourself becoming progressively confuses or disoriented, have someone drive you in.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Minor Head Injury: These accidents happen. If you are not nauseated or too sleepy then you can probably avoid going to the er. You may get a shiner out of this. I often recommend aleve (naproxen) for these kind of injuries.

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Last updated Jun 21, 2015

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