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My one year fell and hit forehead and lump appeared, his eyes crossed for a few seconds and he cried a lot. Should I take him to er?

My one year fell and hit forehead and lump appeared, his eyes crossed for a few seconds and he cried a lot. Should I take him to er?

Not necessary: Immediate crying is good. Alteration of consciousness especially with vomiting is serious, and the er would be appropriate. Watch him closely and treat him as a serious injury, but er does not appear to be necessary. ...Read more

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When I was young I fell and hit my forehead so I have a deep scar that seems like a cut in the skin so what should I do?

When I was young I fell and hit my forehead so I have a deep scar that seems like a cut in the skin so what should I do?

Scar revision: Depending on the orientation of the scar, the depth and the color, scar revision is definite option. This can range from something as simple as co2 laser resurfacing or dermabrasion, to an excision of the existing scar with resuturing it in a better configuration. ...Read more

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My 2yr old fell and hit her forehead on a living room table and she made a bump it look like it almost open a month ago and she still has the bump.

My 2yr old fell and hit her forehead on a living room table and she made a bump it look like it almost open a month ago and she still has the bump.

Not uncommon: The bump is usually where a collection of blood forms between the scalp and bone. This can originate from broken blood vessels or scuffing the skull surface. Over time this will usually fade but the area is not well supplied by blood vessels so it can take months. There is also a possibility a calcium deposit can form at the site, allowing it to persist longer. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago healthy 46 y/o f hit forehead on stall door, fell hit rt side forehead on paper holder. Hematoma on center forehead, gone w/ ice in 2 dys. S?

2 weeks ago healthy 46 y/o f hit forehead on stall door, fell hit rt side forehead on paper holder. Hematoma on center forehead, gone w/ ice in 2 dys. S?

No major concerns: You had blunt trauma to your forehead from the fall. Hematoma is just a small collection of blood beneath the skin surface. These can be resorbed on their own. If you fell hard enough, there is the possibility of a fracture. This is something that should be evaluated with x-rays and/or a ct scan after a full physical evaluation. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I fell and hit my forehead, I had a goose egg immediately with a small cut. I still have a quarter size tender lump, should I be concerned?

3 weeks ago I fell and hit my forehead, I had a goose egg immediately with a small cut. I still have a quarter size tender lump, should I be concerned?

Closed head injury: Most serious closed head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, confusion or other neurological signs occurring immediately or shortly after the injury. Rarely, head injuries result in a subdural hematoma, which can produce serious symptoms up to two weeks later. Residual lumps to the skull, lasting for weeks are not uncommon and generally not cause for concern. ...Read more

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My one year old fell and hit her forehead on the floor at first it was a bit swollen and red but I put cold water and massaged it she stopped crying in less ghan five minutes and has been acting perfectly fine no more swelling just a little pink she took

My one year old fell and hit her forehead on the floor at first it was a bit swollen and red but I put cold water and massaged it she stopped crying in less ghan five minutes and has been acting perfectly fine no more swelling just a little pink she took

Normal: Your description sounds like a normal fall in a little one. Keep an eye on him or her to be sure nothing more serious occurred. If the child is acting funny, gets overly sleepy, begins to have nausea and vomiting, or other symptoms, go see your doctor or er asap. ...Read more

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My 2yr. Old slipped and fell and hit her forehead off the tile floor. She has a pretty big bump and had a small bloody nose should I bring her to er?

My 2yr. Old slipped and fell and hit her forehead off the tile floor. She has a pretty big bump and had a small bloody nose should I bring her to er?

You could.: Kids are going to fall down, hit their heads, and get things like a bloody nose. You can take her to the doctor. That's always a safe bet, and kids have to be checked often anyway as they are vulnerable. However, if the nosebleed stops, and the kid acts normal, and the bump doesn't get worse looking, she is likely fine and just has to learn to be careful, and watched more closely. ...Read more

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Is it true falling on your head can cause a tumor? I hit my forehead 2 months ago but haven't had any problems, people have been saying that

Is it true falling on your head can cause a tumor? I hit my forehead 2 months ago but haven't had any problems, people have been saying that

No tumor: Trauma is not a carcinogenic factor so that injuring one's head can not induce cancer formation. On the other hand trauma can induce a site of TGF-B and platelet derived growth factor and Ive seen sites of trauma such a head, develop a hematoma followed by migration of tumor cells from a previous malignancy to the site of hematoma in the head or other site. ...Read more

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I Just fell and hit my head on a Nightstand. Just above my forehead. How long should I wait before going to sleep?

I Just fell and hit my head on a Nightstand. Just above my forehead. How long should I wait before going to sleep?

Ouch!: Sorry you bonked your head. The deal with head injuries is this: it's not the going to sleep that's important. If you feel okay after bumping your head (other than slight bruise symptoms), then you should be awoken every 2 hour by someone for the next 24 hours to make sure you are okay and you are alert, and your pupils are equal and you can move your arms and legs fine. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) not motrin ...Read more

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Can a fall which was a serious hit on the forehead cause early onset of dementia. I was 62 when I fell and am now 65. I now have major confusion an.

Can a fall which was a serious hit on the forehead cause early onset of dementia.  I was 62 when I fell and am now 65.  I now have major confusion an.

Lately there have: Been literature (medical) that is relating trauma to the head with dementia(-multiple head traumas with football players etc.) see a neurologist or your pcp. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old fell off swing backwards and hit his head not even a week after he ran into a pole and has huge bump and cut on forehead ugh all at daycar?

My 4 yr old fell off swing backwards and hit his head not even a week after he ran into a pole and has huge bump and cut on forehead ugh all at daycar?

Minor head trauma: Toddlers with minor head trauma who didn't lose consciousness and don't have neurologic symptoms do not need further evaluation as long as there is no physical evidence of skull fracture and are alert, oriented, and obeying commands. However, up to 5% of these patients with apparent minor head trauma have traumatic brain injury on neuroimaging. Monitor for symptoms like disorientation and vomiting ...Read more

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My 4year old fell down yesterday and hit her middle part of forehead to the ground. This morning, she complain of neck hurt when she turn down the head. Any connection? Do I need to bring her to check

My 4year old fell down yesterday and hit her middle part of forehead to the ground. This morning, she complain of neck hurt when she turn down the head. Any connection? Do I need to bring her to check

Yes, there may be: A connection. She may have a contusion (BRUiSING) FOREHEAD, or maybe a mild case of NECK "whiplash". If you are concerned you should have her be seen today. If not, and If she is otherwise ok, it may be reasonable to treat with children's Motrin/Tylenol and watch her. ...Read more

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Any recommendations prior to urgent care? 6 yeat old toddler fell from a bike hit his head now has a swelling to his frontal foreheaded area.

Observation for now: If he is alert and playful, apply cold compresses to his forehead if he is vomiting ANS is not himself take him to the er. ...Read more

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6 month old fell off of changing table onto carpet and hit forehead and landed on side of shoulder. When should I take her to ER or be concerned?

Depends on variables: The condition of the kid should guide your actions. If the kid passed out, seems distant, is vomiting repeatedly and or the soft spot seems hard, an er visit is needed. If the kids behavior and activities seem unchanged, no vomiting, normal feeding activity, you can monitor at home. A call to the on call service and discussion of all features of the event would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I fell on cobblestone this morning. Half of my head has a burning sensation(that comes and goes). I hit my forehead above my right eye-brow.?

I fell on cobblestone this morning.  Half of my head has a burning sensation(that comes and goes).  I hit my forehead above my right eye-brow.?

Got to ER or Urgent: Care and get an x-ray done asap. Head trauma can lead to all sorts of problems that can cause issues later on that you may not be aware of. You could easily have a fracture or other trauma and should be seen by a doctor for evaluation. Often symptoms may not appear for another 24-72 hours that are important to evaluate at the onset. So don't delay. Also, have your neck and back evaluated too. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

Sounds positive: Based upon your description, and now passage of almost 3 days, doubt you have any reasons to be concerned. If he were to get difficult to arouse, confused, have nausea and vomiting, these would be reasons to reassess. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell and hit my head then vomited?

What to do if I fell and hit my head then vomited?

Get med eval: Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, ongoing confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or > ...Read more

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I just fell and hit my head, bleeding from back, what do I do?

Fell and hit head: You should goer, without wasting any time. Head injury can be serious. ...Read more

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I fell off a golf cart and hit my head pretty hard. What should I do?

I fell off a golf cart and hit my head pretty hard. What should I do?

Head injury: It depends on whether you have any symptoms and how long ago this occurred. If it occurred more than a day ago and you feel alright, you can continue observation. If it occurred today and you have a headache, dizziness, trouble walking, you should go in to have a CT scan and an exam. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My one year old fell and hit the side of the frontal part of his head?

My one year old fell and hit the side of the frontal part of his head?

Fall: If your baby passed out or had emesis(vomiting) then go to er now. If there is excessive crying, more than 20 minutes without consoling then go to er. Otherwise, ice it and observe. ...Read more

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