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How long after my seven year old daughter hit her head hard enough to cause a goose egg can she go to sleep?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Head trauma: She can go to sleep now, but make sure you can rouse her every half hour until you are ready for bed. If any change in condition head for the er asap.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends on variables: Did she pass out or express confusion after the injury ? Has she started vomiting repeatedly ? If either i would have her seen.If neither, let her sleep on her normal schedule.Do not wake her but check her every few hours for change of status.Kids awaken to vomit and complain of headache if problems occur.

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