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My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

Keep him comforable: It is often very difficult seeing your child getting hurt and having to see the beautiful face bruised and swollen is even harder. But fortunately children heal fast and well. If the skin is not torn and child is not in too much pain, u don't need to do much--just keep an eye on him/her. Tylenol/motrin if needed for pain. It should get better in 2-3 days. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

Observe: Based on your description, I would just keep an eye on her. If she begins acting abnormally, gets overly sleepy, develops nausea and vomiting or other symptoms, take her to the er. ...Read more

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Kid is 21 mons old, she fell frm her toy chair & hit her back part of head on cycle machine. Its swollen. But she is normal. How long it takes 2 reduce?

Kid is 21 mons old, she fell frm her toy chair & hit her back part of head on cycle machine. Its swollen. But she is normal. How long it takes 2 reduce?

HEAD TRAUMA: Put ice on the swelling and observe kid for any vomiting or loss of consciousness. Warm compress after the first day. It will subside x few days. ...Read more

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My 8 month son fell off the bed and hit his head above the ear. It is swollen and feels soft. He has no other symptoms. Do I take him to the hospital?

My 8 month son fell off the bed and hit his head above the ear. It is swollen and feels soft. He has no other symptoms. Do I take him to the hospital?

Not if: He is acting no normally, eating normally, responding normally, not crying all the time out of the ordinary, not lethargic, not vomiting. Arouses normally if disturbed. If these things are worrisome get checked out. Try putting frozen peas on his bump. It should help the swelling. ...Read more

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Toppled in chair, fell from a height of about 4 feet and hit his head on floor. 36 hrs later, has a fever, is very tired, and has swollen glands.

Toppled in chair, fell from a height of about 4 feet and hit his head on floor. 36 hrs later, has a fever, is very tired, and has swollen glands.

Not related?: The fever and swollen glands are most likely not related to the head injury but I would have the little guy checked to be sure. When he fell was he knocked out or dazed? Or did he scream immediately? Usually if they cry right away that is a good sign. Either way, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

Gravity: The goose egg was a hematoma. A hematoma is bleeding under the skin that clots and forms a mass. The body then breaks up this clot and some of it "leaks" and appears to spread to a different area. In most cases, the spreading is below the original injury which is simply due to gravity. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knot above the middle of my right eyebrow. Hit my head hard there 9mnths ago. It's small, but ugly. Advice?

I have a swollen knot above the middle of my right eyebrow. Hit my head hard there 9mnths ago. It's small, but ugly. Advice?

Have it checked out: When you hit your head, you may have had bleeding there. If it formed a blood clot, it can leave a residual knot on the surface of the skull which you feel as the small knot. Hard to say whether it will eventually flatten out or not. There are also other things it could be. Have it checked out by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

Common reactions: You describe a minor head injury. If you are knocked unconscious, or if you experience new symptoms (eg, weakness, double vision, seizure, loss of balance) or if you feel worse, you should see a doctor for an exam. Swelling is very common when the scalp is bruised, and neck muscles often tighten up, especially over the 2-3 days following the injury. ...Read more

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Hit my head on my left temple today. It is slightly swollen and sensitive to touch. Also hurts when I chew. Should I be worried? Happened 5 hours ago.

Hit my head on my left temple today. It is slightly swollen and sensitive to touch. Also hurts when I chew. Should I be worried? Happened 5 hours ago.

If: If you were not knocked out and suffered no loss of consciousness then I think you only suffered a contusion. Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice packs tonight, rest. You should do well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my head. And I feel like there is a bump or its swollen. I didn't hit anything it started 2 days ago. I can't sleep on my left side?

I have a pain on the left side of my head. And I feel like there is a bump or its swollen. I didn't hit anything it started 2 days ago. I can't sleep on my left side?

Left head pain: Does it hurt when you touch it? Pulsates? Could be cyst (fluid filled lesion), lipoma (fat mass), other mass, vascular lesion. Would follow up today with doc/ ER ...Read more

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I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

NO: You have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I fell cut head stitches also really bad swollen black eye and eyeball bleeding. How long before it heels?

I fell cut head stitches also really bad swollen black eye and eyeball bleeding. How long before it heels?

It depends.: The black eye and eyeball bleeding (likely subconjunctival hemorrhage) will vary in healing time depending on how much blood leaked out of your vessels during the trauma. It can look worse before it gets better. Applying warm compresses to the area to increase local blood flow can help. Make sure you get checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist) to rule out any fractures or intraocular trauma. ...Read more

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My mother of 70 fell on Friday she seems ok however her nose bridge is swollen and the corners of her eyes appear bruised, she bumped her head.?

My mother of 70 fell on Friday she seems ok however her nose bridge is swollen and the corners of her eyes appear bruised, she bumped her head.?

Bruised nose: Bruise around the nose may be due to blood accumulating under the skin. Normally it would take 7 to 10 days to clear. If there are any other symptom x-ray of the nose and like doctor consult is necessary ...Read more

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I hit my head. I got a cut and swollen on my eyebrow. It's been 8 hours is it safe to sleep?

I hit my head. I got a cut and swollen on my eyebrow. It's been 8 hours is it safe to sleep?

Probably: It sounds like you had a bad injury. The main thing to be concerned about is a slow subdural hematoma. The symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, headache, and just not feeling quite right among other things. It can happen from seemingly innocuous injuries. To be safe you should at least see your primary care doctor. They may want to get an outpatient ct if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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My head is swollen above my eye and horrible headache. What can it be? I haven't been hit or anything

My head is swollen above my eye and horrible headache. What can it be? I haven't been hit or anything

Shingles or...: Sometimes shingles will start as a swollen area above the eye. Another possibility is cellulitis (infection of the skin). See your doctor and get it checked out. Either way, you need treatment. ...Read more

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I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

Get attention: Good idea to visit your doctor, as you could have fractured a bone in the orbit which is affecting visual synchrony. An eye specialist may be needed, and X-rays seem indicated. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head pretty hard on a upper cabinet and my nose feels swollen and my teeth hurt, is that common?

Hit the top of my head pretty hard on a upper cabinet and my nose feels swollen and my teeth hurt, is that common?

Talk to your dentist: Not enough details to say, but if you had corrective jaw surgery, I suspect that you have an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a general dentist as a team by your side. Your treatment may still be in progress, but be sure that you talk to one/all and let them know your concerns. ...Read more

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I hit my head earlier this morning rather hard on the corner of our tv stand. It's slightly swollen but no bruising. Should I go to the doc?

I hit my head earlier this morning rather hard on the corner of our tv stand. It's slightly swollen but no bruising. Should I go to the doc?

Danger signs: If you did not lose consciousness after the head injury you may watch for any danger signs and symptoms. If any of them appear them you should go to the emergency room. They are : increase in severity of headache, vomiting, double vision or blurring of vision, confusion or change in mental status, weakness or numbness in the face or any of the limbs. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head at work. I got a chronic headache. It stopped. Top of nose started hurting, eyes feel swollen and headache happened again?

I hit the top of my head at work. I got a chronic headache. It stopped. Top of nose started hurting, eyes feel swollen and headache happened again?

Post-traumatic HA: Patients with a previous history of a primary headache (e.g. Migraine) disorder have a probability of developing a post-traumatic headache. Trauma may involve the cervical spine, especially in an acceleration-deceleration (whiplash) injury. The muscles may develop trigger points that are capable of referring pain to the head triggering migraine. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more