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A 35-year-old female asked:

My daughter aged 3 yrs old feel off the topof a bunkbed onto the floor and hit her head. she has a bump on her forehead should l take her to accident and emergency or gp or paediatric to have it checked?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit.

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Last updated Jun 27, 2018

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