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A 36-year-old female asked:

My 18 month old fell yest on concrete driveway ,hurt side of head has small bump& slight red bruise. applied ice, gave panado should we see a doctor?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Children often hit their heads on things. If a child is behaving differently after a mild injury, she should be evaluated by her primary doctor. Sometimes an emergency room visit is needed, depending on the symptoms. Head bumps in which there is mild-impact on the head, little crying, no changes in behavior and no headache after the first hours, etc..., usually don't cause internal injuries.
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