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What happens if my child fall asslep after she fell down and got hit on her head?

What happens if my child fall asslep after she fell down and got hit on her head?

Head Injury: Sleepiness, unable to arouse and nausea and vomiting all within the first 24 hours after a head injury in a child should be evaluated urgently by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


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How long after a child hits his head would you expect signs of a concussion? My son fell backwards off of his chair onto a hard floor. He is 3.

How long after a child hits his head would you expect signs of a concussion? My son fell backwards off of his chair onto a hard floor. He is 3.

Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read more

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Do you think my child has a contusion or a concussion? My son is 3 i took him the e.R. Today he fell and hit head on our tile floor. It sounded like his skull cracked. When they done the CT scan it showed up normal and they said it was a contusion, and wh

Do you think my child has a contusion or a concussion? My son is 3 i took him the e.R. Today he fell and hit head on our tile floor. It sounded like his skull cracked. When they done the CT scan it showed up normal and they said it was a contusion, and wh

A : A concussion is simply traumatic brain injury as the result to a direct or indirect blow to the head. A ct can rule out fracture or bleeding but cannot diagnose a concussion. A contussion is merely the outer swelling/bruising of the skin and head. Symptoms of concussion include: altered level of consciousness, headache, nasea/vomiting, etc. At this point in time the most important things to rule out are bleed/fracture which the ct did. Now you just need to monitor for improvement. ...Read more

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My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

Observe : Based on your description, i would just keep an eye on her. If she begins acting abnormally, gets overly sleepy, develops nausea and vomiting or other symptoms, take her to the er. ...Read more

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My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?

My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?

Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.Cold compresses can reduce the swelling, if the kid will let you. ...Read more

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My baby fell from the bed and may have hit her head, how will i know she is fine?

My baby fell from the bed and may have hit her head, how will i know she is fine?

Head Injuries: If she is vomiting she needs to be seen urgently. If she is not vomiting she needs close attention for 24 hours. If she falls asleep this is fine, but is she easily aroused from sleep? I would have you check that every couple of hours during her sleep to make sure she can be aroused. After 24 hours the risks nearly all go away. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head. What should I do?

My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head.  What should I do?

Head injury: If no loss of conciousness, laceration of the scalp and normally oriented after being consoled , there is no special treatment needed. He can be allowed to eat and nap normally. If he naps longer than normal, awaken him gently and observe for normal interaction. Danger signs would include repetitive vomiting, decreased level of conciousness and dramatic soft swelling at the point of impact. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

Impossible to tell..: Intracranial brain damage, called concussion, such as contact athletes commonly suffer, disrupt neural circuits & may tear the crucial fragile capillaries producing cerebral microhemorrhages/?more bleeding. Likely there is not anything useful that anyone can do after the fact, though the younger people are the more they seem able to recover, partially at least, from injuries. Minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Baby fell off bed and hit back of head. About 28inch high He screamed and cried and then seemed better... He is walking and smiling Will he be ok?

Baby fell off bed and hit back of head. About 28inch high He screamed and cried and then seemed better... He is walking and smiling Will he be ok?

Yes: No loss of consciousness, no sustained irritability or progressive change such as lethargy are signs that he will be OK. If he becomes suddenly tired or lethargic- consult with your physician. ...Read more

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7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. Stopped crying after 3-5 min. Wanted to sleep 20 min later. Any concern?

7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. Stopped crying after 3-5 min. Wanted to sleep 20 min later. Any concern?

Probably OK: I would call your pediatrician to discuss management of this. We really aren't allowed to answer possible emergency calls on Health Tap. ...Read more

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Our baby fell from 3-4 feet and not sure if she hit her head. Pupils were fine and followed a toy but seemed letharage but was tired prior to the fal?

Our baby fell from 3-4 feet and not sure if she hit her head.  Pupils were fine and followed a toy but seemed letharage but was tired prior to the fal?

Do This: Wake up and make sure she is alert every 4 hours for 24 hr.Make sure the pupils are equal in size.No vomiting.Normal sense of balance.If these things are ok, so is the baby.Also make sure everything else is ok, such as no arm or leg injuries. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby was sitting and fell backwards/ hit her head. Her pupils respond to light equally, no vomiting. Should I wake her every two hours?

My 6 month old baby was sitting and fell backwards/ hit her head. Her pupils respond to light equally, no vomiting. Should I wake her every two hours?

NOOO!!!: Your infant almost certainly cried immediately upon hitting the back of her head. You cannot be crying and be unconscious simultaneously! So yr infant did NOT lose consciousness (the MOST significant sign post head trauma. Other findings might be seizure, Vomitting. If you want to have an irritable infant don't let them sleep. It is unusual sleepiness for your child that might indicate nastiness. ...Read more

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6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read more

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My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

Keep him comforable: It is often very difficult seeing your child getting hurt and having to see the beautiful face bruised and swollen is even harder. But fortunately children heal fast and well. If the skin is not torn and child is not in too much pain, u don't need to do much--just keep an eye on him/her. Tylenol/motrin if needed for pain. It should get better in 2-3 days. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do ?

My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do ?

See her doctor.: She should be evaluated by a physician. This will include a physical exam and possibly an x-ray or ct scan to help determine if there is any problem. ...Read more