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2 yo hit head today. he acted & ate fine. this was 6 hrs ago. a little cranky. now, hes hard to wake. he will but gets really mad & goes back to bed.

6 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Call your doctor: Is this sleepiness his usual because it is normally his bedtime now? Or is this unusual? If unusual, call your doctor to discuss.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
See a doctor: Children hitting their heads can be very concerning. While it is commonly not a problem, signs of confusion, nausea/vomiting, excessive sleepiness or seizing are concerning for concussions or worse. Consider seeking medical advice if you feel this was more than just a little bump on the head.
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Head trauma: Get to er asap to r/o concussion or cranial bleed. No delay!
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Should get checked: Likely to be fine, but if you tell me you have a young child that is not acting like normal after a head injury, i can only tell you that you should take the child to the emergency room to be evaluated asap.
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Loss of conscious?: Did he suffer loss of consciousness even for a few seconds then? If not, is this his bedtime? Did he have his regular nap earlier this afternoon? These are the questions to be screen out first.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Best to evaluate: A 2 year old with an acute head injury likely needs prompt evaluation to determine if they need any further studies such as neuroimaging (mri or ct scan). It can be hard to assess the mental status of a two year old so many institutions use this age as a cut off i. Their criteria for neuroimaging.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Take him to the emergency room now!
Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
needs to be assessed
Nov 7, 2018

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