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Child Hit Back 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
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?
Accidental: That must have been accidental. Is she otherwise normal- sucking well? Feeding well? Moving her neck,arms and legs appropriately? Not crying incessantly? All this wld suggest that it happened by accident. If different or u r worried u shd have here examined by a pediatrician in urgent care or emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 week old was sitting on my lap when she threw her head backwards & hit the back of her head into my chest. Will this hurt her head/brain?
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
2 month old forcefully hit her head into my head while I was burping her. Could this hurt her head/brain?
Head Bonk!: Oh gosh, so sorry to hear this. This does not sound like a concerning mechanism to me for serious injury. Does she have a contusion ( bruise ) forming? Watch her for signs of poor feeding or sleepiness at an unusual time of day. Go ahead and put her down for a nap at nap time If she vomits or appears sick to you, have her seen by your pediatrician. Again, this mechanism is very low risk. ...Read more
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
Playing football going to tackle a boy bigger than him and hit his head on the boys hip he has sharp spine pains , headaches, and feels sick. Help?
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
7 week old hit the back of her head into my chest and started crying. Could this hurt her head or brain?
Bumps on the head: Newborns and infants suffering many bumps and bruises heal quickly.With respect to the head, there is always concern for potential brain injury. As long as there is no persistent crying or change in normal behavior do not worry. Babies are seen frequently in the first year of life by Pediatricians. So any concern for internal injury should be pointed out to the them or after hours office call. ...Read more
My 6 years old son was hit on the head using his classmate fist. now my son experience severe head ache, high fever and vomiting too.
See Your Doctor Now: 6 yr old "hit on head...severe headache, hi fever & vomiting". Your child has symptoms of a serious nature. Your son's headache could be related to the trauma however, the presence of fever and vomiting suggest he may have a serious infection. Your son should see his doctor IMMEDIATELY to ensure correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more
Grandaughter was tumbling, landed on her head on her head and fell into coffee table. Now complaining that her neck hurts. Should she go to emergency?
Occasionally my 4.5 year old son rolls his eyes sideways and turning his head (jerky motion) sideways in the right direction.
? Nystagmus : He needs to be evacuated by a neurologist/ENT, might not need any treatment, but he needs to be seen, best wishes ...Read more
My son has forward head posture when playing video ga,es he bends close tv now the back of his neck bone hurts when he does and his back treatment?
2 yo fell on cement & hit back of head. Few min later he slipped & dad caught him but he still hit nose &forehead. Seems fine. Didn't cry. Nose stuffy?
Observe: I presume that you unstated question is what to do. As the child did not lose consciousness, seems fine, and didn't cry, no acute medical evaluation is necessary at this time. If he develops altered mental status, or vomits, then evaluation should be urgently sought. If the falling continues, then the should be evaluated by pediatrician urgently. ...Read more
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?
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