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Ran into slider door skull in side forehead bruised Do I have anything to worry about. Found when I had X-ray for sinuses. Maria. 71 yrs. Old?

Ran into slider door skull in side forehead bruised Do I have anything to worry about. Found when I had X-ray for sinuses. Maria. 71 yrs. Old?

Usually not: This is usually not found on an Xray and needs better clarification form the doctor who interpreted tthe xray. If you were not unconscious, then usually not to worry about brain damage ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Is it normal to have a swollen eye and nose after getting a bruised forehead?

Is it normal to have a swollen eye and nose after getting a bruised forehead?

Not really: You need to see an eyemd right away to see if you have injured your eye as well. Sometimes broken bones around the eye will show this pattern. ...Read more

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Any way to make bruise on forehead go away faster?

Any way to make bruise on forehead go away faster?

Takes time: Usually icing the bruise initially for first 24 hrs then followed by warmth or heat to help reduce bruise faster. ...Read more

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How to correctly treat a bruise on the forehead?

How to correctly treat a bruise on the forehead?

Ice: Upon injury icing will help reduce bruising and inflammation. Once a bruise has formed them warm compresses may help your body gradually clear it up. Forehead bruises can also lead to the common "black eye" or "shiner". ...Read more

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My son got a large bruise on his forehead three years ago due to injury but the area is still slightly discolored. Can we do anything to fix it?

My son got a large bruise on his forehead three years ago due to injury but the area is still slightly discolored. Can we do anything to fix it?

No: There's still some iron in the scar underneath the skin. It will probably disappear after a few more years. I treat combat sports participants, and these old marks may be a source of pride. I am glad Junior recovered. Get him checked once as a teen for hemochromatosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

Cold feeling: Sounds like minor focal neuralgia of 1st branch of trigeminal nerve. Try hot moist compresses and ibuprofen. See PCP if persists, may be indication for neuron tin ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Apply ice.: Immediately after the injury, apply an ice pack to the area, on and off for 10 minutes at a time for a few hours. There will probably still be swelling and bruising, which will go away after a couple of days, but the ice will help somewhat. If it doesn't, you should have your child seen by a doctor. If there is vomiting or loss of consciousness, you should also see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling on top part of forehead is still soft on toddlers forehead. Swealling has come down since 5 days ago. Is soft bruise okay?

Swelling on top part of forehead is still soft on toddlers forehead. Swealling has come down since 5 days ago. Is soft bruise okay?

Evaluation: You should Take him to his pediatrician to be evaluated and have blood test (PT, PTT, CBC) and may CT of head to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a bruise/scab in the middle of my forehead how do I cover it up?

Please help! I have a bruise/scab in the middle of my forehead how do I cover it up?

Find out what it is: I would see your physician to see what the bruise or scab is on your forehead before you use a concealer. ...Read more

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I got sunspot in my forehead and now they look like bruises, what can I do to take them out?

I got sunspot in my forehead and now they look like bruises, what can I do to take them out?

See a doctor: Either a plastic surgeon or dermatologist would best be able to evaluate you and if in fact you have sunspots, there are options including certain types of chemical peels, skin lightening creams. Etc. But see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a possible m.s. Diagnosis and when I touch my forehead it feels really sore like it's bruised but there's nothing there?

I have a possible m.s. Diagnosis and when I touch my forehead it feels really sore like it's bruised but there's nothing there?

See doc: I think it is unlikely related to the MS but more likely to muscle tension, trauma, or less likely sinusitis. See doctor if this problem persists. ...Read more

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My one year old hits her head when she's mad...Now she has a bruise on her forehead but she's acting completely normal...Should I be worried?

Head Injury: She needs a visit with her pediatrician and perhaps a therapist. But, acutely, the child needs to be seen only if she is not arousable from sleep or begins throwing up. ...Read more

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I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

See provider: Unexplained bruising needs to be evaluated to make sure that there are not any underlying bleeding problems. Schedule an appt with your provider to look into this. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

Ice it, if she'll: Let you. Avoid warm water on it. If she had no laceration or loss of consciousness, there's not much else you can or need to do. The bruise may spread to more dependent areas, but a large bruise under the lining of the bone sometimes can't resorb enough to avoid local calcification, or a " hard lump" as it heals. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

Ice and love: As long as the skin is intact, all you need to do is put cold compresses or ice pack on the area. Monitor for any symptoms such as severe headache, recurrent vomiting or her complaining she is seeing funny (visual disturbance). Otherwise, just giving her a big kiss on her head and cuddling with her and reading to her is good therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a red bump on the forehead does not become blue over time? So, it's not a bruise?

What does it mean when a red bump on the forehead does not become blue over time? So, it's not a bruise?

Can be many things: A red bump on the forehead can be many things, most of which ate benign but some of which are potentially worrisome. See a doctor to get evaluated particularly if the lesion bleeds often, grows bigger, or feels firm and attached to underlying skin. ...Read more

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Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Neuropathic: Sounds like neuropathic pain from your supraorbital nerve. Possible some type of "tic de la roux" which is a specific neuropathic condition that can respond to medications. Although in that distribution could very well be irritated nerve. ...Read more

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Forgot to ask. Am having 30 units of dysport for horizontal forehead frown lines on monday. Male. Will I have any bruising for wed. Big meeting?

Forgot to ask. Am having 30 units of dysport for horizontal forehead frown lines on monday. Male. Will I have any bruising for wed. Big meeting?

Bruising after Botox: Depends on if you bruise easily, skill of the injector, whether you took NSAID's the week prior to the procedure and other factors. It is a common complication from injections of any type. ...Read more

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