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Hit Head On Door Frame
Ouch! : Sometimes slamming car door on thumb results in soft tissue injury and sometimes fracture. Swelling and redness may occur. Soft tissue trauma usually responds to icing. Fracture is usually detected by radiograph. Treatment depends whether soft tissue injury or type of fracture. If symptoms persist should consult doctor for examination and possible testing. ...Read more
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??
Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more
My hubby hit his head on a car door frame on the right side of his forehead. Now he has tingling and numbness in his forehead going back in a line?
Got in a car accident, hit my head on the steering wheel. Is it normal for my head to hurt the next day?
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell down the stairs last night and landed on my head (tile floor), little cut on goose egg. Real tired, bad headache, a bit lightheaded. Concussion?
I hit the side of my head on the car door frame. It stunned me as I hit it pretty hard. When should you worry when you hit your head?
Yes: Er or ambulatory care. Especially if you had any loss of conciousness with it. ...Read more
See a doctor: Did you bleed or had any visible wound? Did you pass out? If you say yes to any of these you'd better see you physician or go the an emergency room if it happened recently. ...Read more
Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more
Threw my head back when laughing and hit my head on a corner of a cement wall. My head is very sore. Concussion?
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby fell off bed (3ft) head first and bumped her head on the metal frame and has a bump on the topfront part of her head. Take her in?
Not necessarily: You need to observe the baby. If she cried initially but could be consoled and is now active and interested in her surroundings, as well as able to tolerate formula, you can watch her for worrisome signs, such as the soft spot bulging, frequent episodes of vomiting, unequal size of her pupils as well as protracted crying or difficulty arousing her. Such behaviors require emergent evaluation. ...Read more
I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.
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
21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! visit er, or just ice i?
Observe her: Probably she'll be fine. Red flags to take her to er stat include: sleepiness, vomiting, purple or red bruise behind 1 ear (battle's sign), facial deformity after the fall, confusion, or seizure. Normal, non-emergent signs to expect after a head injury include headache, nausea, irritability, and lack of interest in playing. Trust your instinct, you're never wrong to bring her to er. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler hit forehead on bed frame a month ago. Big bump but acting fine no concussion. Just noticed small indent on his head. Normal?
My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head,should it be xrayed
Probably not.: Head injuries are worrying if there is loss of consciousness, vomiting, fluid coming from the ears or nose, change in behavior, unequal pupil size, weakness in any muscle of face or body. If none of these are present, and your kid is acting fine, keep a careful watch. For 24 hours, check every 2 hrs for alertness, pupil size and normal movement in face, limbs. (wake him up through night to check.) ...Read more