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A 34-year-old female asked:

My 4 yr old fell off swing backwards and hit his head not even a week after he ran into a pole and has huge bump and cut on forehead ugh all at daycar?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Minor head trauma: Toddlers with minor head trauma who didn't lose consciousness and don't have neurologic symptoms do not need further evaluation as long as there is no physical evidence of skull fracture and are alert, oriented, and obeying commands. However, up to 5% of these patients with apparent minor head trauma have traumatic brain injury on neuroimaging. Monitor for symptoms like disorientation and vomiting
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Last updated May 9, 2016

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