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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
My forehead hit the desk when I was sitting down quickly picking a pen up from the floor, it left no bump or any type of bruise, is this good or bad?
Good: Its bad that you hit your head but good that it didn't leave a bruise. ...Read more
Takes time: Usually icing the bruise initially for first 24 hrs then followed by warmth or heat to help reduce bruise faster. ...Read more
I hit my forehead really hard. It did not bruise but still very painful almost a week ago. Should i worry?
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?
Not sure: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more