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My daughter got a concussion last monday, is it normal for her to still have swelling on her forehead...And bruising under her eyes?

My daughter got a concussion last monday, is it normal for her to still have swelling on her forehead...And bruising under her eyes?

Not unusual: If it was her forehead that was struck, she likely had a subgaleal hematoma, blood under the muscle layer of the scalp. It akes a long time to go down, May be a permanent lump but no harm. As blood that accumulates as part of scalp bruises is affected by gravity, some will move down around the eyes giving black eye appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whats the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

Whats the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

Bump: If the area is raised then it may be a mastocytoma, which is a benign birthmark like collection of cells which release histamine when stimulated forming a hive. Otherwise it could be an infantile temporary birthmark called nevis flammeus or angel kisses! ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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