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Infant Hit On Head By Dodgeball
If a 9 mo. Old has a skull fracture, can playing "bouncy-bouncy" on your leg, (baby's rear lifts off mommy's leg, baby's head flops) cause injury?
Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?
Daughter is 4 years old, fell from a pub height chair and hit head on tile floor. Has a large knot on side. Playing as normal. Call her doctor or ER?
My 2 1/2 yr old fell off a chair hit head on the floor. has a bump on the side of head no vomiting stopped crying she seems fine. Should i be alarmed?
Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read more
My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?
My 6mo son hit himself with toy keys pretty hard and he cried. He now has a soft lump on his forehead where the keys hit. Contact doctor?
Look for Changes...: Look for changes in behavior. Children hit their heads often; most do very well after an accident. Crying in this case is good unless it is prolonged. Look for excessive sleepiness, vomiting, or change in mental status. If a bump (goose egg) is there and there is no bleeding, try a cold compress or sack of frozen peas. If vomiting does occur call your doctor or go directly to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2yr old fell of the bed and hit her head on concrete floor.Seems fine&active.But she is always bangin her head on hard surfaces. Should i get it ✔?
Loss of conscious ?: Any 2yo that is not knocked out by a fall can usually be monitored at home. It is common to get a bump, vomit x1, & get a headache. Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule and check him with a flashlight during sleep.If the kid lost consciousness, vomits in his sleep or vomits repeatedly, you need to take him in. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby fell off bed (3ft) head first and bumped her head on the metal frame and has a bump on the topfront part of her head. Take her in?
Not necessarily: You need to observe the baby. If she cried initially but could be consoled and is now active and interested in her surroundings, as well as able to tolerate formula, you can watch her for worrisome signs, such as the soft spot bulging, frequent episodes of vomiting, unequal size of her pupils as well as protracted crying or difficulty arousing her. Such behaviors require emergent evaluation. ...Read more
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?
6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?
Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hubby hit his head on a car door frame on the right side of his forehead. Now he has tingling and numbness in his forehead going back in a line?
How long after a child hits his head would you expect signs of a concussion? My son fell backwards off of his chair onto a hard floor. He is 3.
Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! visit er, or just ice i?
Observe her: Probably she'll be fine. Red flags to take her to er stat include: sleepiness, vomiting, purple or red bruise behind 1 ear (battle's sign), facial deformity after the fall, confusion, or seizure. Normal, non-emergent signs to expect after a head injury include headache, nausea, irritability, and lack of interest in playing. Trust your instinct, you're never wrong to bring her to er. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got in a car accident, hit my head on the steering wheel. Is it normal for my head to hurt the next day?
Threw my head back when laughing and hit my head on a corner of a cement wall. My head is very sore. Concussion?
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit the back of my head on a wall too hard 3 days back. I am just having a very mild headache.shall I go see a doc? P.s IV got hit on head many times.
Maybe: If you had no change in your behavior or nerve function with the trauma or after and all you have is mild headache then this can result from skull trauma rather than brain trauma, in which case further evaluation may not be useful. If you had any change in behavior or nerve function then maybe concussion. Seeing doctor depends on country you live in and your own concerns. U.S. pushes evaluation ...Read more
Most of the times when i get up from my position of rest.i feel dizzy. Is this normal? I 'v got hit on head many times in the past.is it cos of that?
I was hit on head and stunned 10 mo. Ago past mo. Started having involuntary jerks when laying down sometimes just leg sometimes whole body - related?
Check your brain: Start out with a family doc visit to have a complete neurological exam. These symptoms may or may not be related. This is too complicated to diagnose on healthtap. Good luck. ...Read more
Minor hit on head behind ear. 36 hours later still have localized pain. No dizziness, N/V, vision issues. Should I just be patient with the pain?
Have had 3 possible mild concussions at 8 week intervals this year. 1.Bumped heads with boyfriend. 2. Car door swung shut and hit head 3. Hit on head w/ 9 foot pool float. Are these concussions n will they turn into CTE later? very worried
Concussions: It is doubtful these rough 8 weeks will give you CTE. We still are learning alot about it but the cause seems to be repetitive trauma over the course of time. Not just you but many people have whacked their head and so far there hasn't been a wave of CTE in the general population. It is in athletics and not just football so far. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit on head with a heavy box& 2-3days later head feels like cold compact laying on side where hit. Cat scan shows nothing. Worry or take ibuprofen?
You have a Doctor: None of us here are going to interfere with the recommendations of your physician treating you there in person. The physician who ordered your ct scan is caring for you. We do not have any of those reports, have not examined you, and do not know what you have been prescribed or told by your physician. In this case we defer to the doctor who is caring for you. ...Read more
I did excessive exercise during which I got hit on head. Area swollen a bit but no pain there. Bodyach better but still a bit dizzy. Shud see doctor ?
How long: How long has the dizziness lasted and how severe is it? Does it feel like you or the room you are in is spinning? Does it make standing still or walking difficult? Are your ears ringing? Dizziness warrants a physician visit, because some things that cause dizziness can be serious. ...Read more
Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?
Get evaluated: I would highly recommend going and getting evaluated with imaging to rule out a brain bleed with or without skull fracture. These can be rather insidious and come on slowly and then very suddenly and sometimes even cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Time is of the essence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache worse lying down,woke with stiff neck,sore throat and my muscles are aching.Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?
Got hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 10 hours ago. No severe headache. Still need to be concerned about brain damage?
It depends: What symptoms are you having? Did you lose conciousness? Do you have any memory loss for the time before or after the injury? Even if you have a normal head ct, you could still have mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, which can cause longterm problems with memory, cognitive function, headaches, fatigue and dizziness. See a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 y.O. Boy hit in side of head with a dodgeball. Complained of headache, but it got better and was running and playing normally. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: I would not expect a foam dodgeball to cause brain damage. If he has had a concussion it should be apparent and he should show some signs of impaired thinking or memory and pain. Usually following head trauma we watch for a significant change in personality or demeanor in the next 24 hours. If he has to change in his mood or an increase in pain then see the emergency room. ...Read more
Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: Healthy 22 yr usually has a pretty hard-head. It has been 12 hours and you don't really have any concerning symptoms and so significant brain injury is highly highly unlikely. If u were 72 it would be a different story because of a possibility of a very slow bleed. So, just be careful playing sports/protect your head, otherwise you are lucky this episode. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time i sleep i was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?
Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! as a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you?" are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...Read more
Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more
Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more
Do all infants lose there hair? If so when? My baby was born 2 weeks ago with a head full of hair.
No: No, not all do. No worries though, if baby does lose hair, then you will perhaps have a rough photo op month, but it will pass. This often coincides with the phenomena of infant acne, which might lead you to skip that 2 month photo altogether. My son had this terribly and lost his head full of blonde curls. We called him " crusty crab" there for a while. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more