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Bumped Head Car Door
Ouch! : Sometimes slamming car door on thumb results in soft tissue injury and sometimes fracture. Swelling and redness may occur. Soft tissue trauma usually responds to icing. Fracture is usually detected by radiograph. Treatment depends whether soft tissue injury or type of fracture. If symptoms persist should consult doctor for examination and possible testing. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc...If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you may have a fracture. Check with your doc for possible xray---a finger splint maybe needed if fracture is found. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??
Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Er or ambulatory care. Especially if you had any loss of conciousness with it. ...Read more
Maybe vertigo: A condition of vertigo is the sensation of movement when you are not moving. A common cause is peripheral vertigo, which can occur spontaneously and cause just this symptom. Perhaps you could give more information. These symptoms may be episodic, and they may feel worse when you move your head (up or down, or turn from side to side). ...Read more
Hit top of my head when bending down in fridge and stood up quick hit it on freezer door.Still hurts giving me head ache.Should i worry?
Probably OK: It is unlikely that you hit your head with enough force on the freezer door to cause any serious damage. However, if you develop any symptoms of closed head injury, such as vision changes, vomiting, mental status changes, then you need to be seen. But the likelihood is that you got a good knock and may have a bruise. ...Read more
Head injury, fell from shower, hit head on toilet. Two days ago. Pressure sensation inside head. Nausea, no vomit. Can't focus. Should I worry?
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
Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more
Fell down the stairs last night and landed on my head (tile floor), little cut on goose egg. Real tired, bad headache, a bit lightheaded. Concussion?
My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?
Generally no concern: Most of the time if a child hits himself against an object, falls on a hard surface and the like just observe your child. Of course, settings and children are different. Generally if no loss of consciousness, child is herself/himself, then just observation should be enough. However, if the child shows any odd behivior, then an emergency evaluation would be wise. Most importantly remain calm! ...Read more
Certainly: Any type of head trauma could cause a concussion, but please note, by definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss or memory or a combination of both. Headache secondary to head impact does not qualify. However, maybe your head pain could respond to therapy. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer