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child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. serious?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best.

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