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What must I do if my toddler falls and hits his head?

What must I  do if my  toddler falls and hits his head?

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.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit. ...Read more

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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My 21m toddler hit his head with a pole in the subway. He didn't cry. He was normal and active after. He vomits that day once then once 4 day later.

My 21m toddler hit his head with a pole in the subway. He didn't cry. He was normal and active after. He vomits that day once then once 4 day later.

ER care: Toddlers often dont show the same concussion symptoms as adults, if there has been vomiting that day and the following it could reflect a more serious concussion - though no individual advice can be given here - these circumstance would sugget not delaying getting medical care even if it means going to an er now. ...Read more

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Any recommendations prior to urgent care? 6 yeat old toddler fell from a bike hit his head now has a swelling to his frontal foreheaded area.

Any recommendations prior to urgent care? 6 yeat old toddler fell from a bike hit his head now has a swelling to his frontal foreheaded area.

Observation for now: If he is alert and playful, apply cold compresses to his forehead if he is vomiting ANS is not himself take him to the er. ...Read more

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Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?

Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a  nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin.  Ok?

Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok.It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well. ...Read more

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Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly. Happened 6 hours ago. ?

Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly.  Happened 6 hours ago. ?

Minimal Impact: This was likely very painful but is a minimal impact injury. If your headache increases, you have problems with nausea or vomiting, or your thoughts are confused go to the ER for an assessment. It is OK to take Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

No: We do have a lot of experience with toddlers falling.The most significant association I find is the cut under the chin from hitting some stationary object.There is no association of these common events with brain tumors. ...Read more

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My toddler got a bump and cut on his head. How should I treat it?

My toddler got a bump and cut on his head. How should I treat it?

Wound care: If the cut is superficial, just clean it up with warm soapy water and put a band aid or a steri-strip. For a bump, put on some ice to stop the swelling. ...Read more

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My toddler bumped his head pretty hard. Should I worry?

My toddler bumped his head pretty hard. Should I worry?

Monitor closely: If there was no loss of consciousness, no change in how the child is acting, no vomiting, then it is probably OK. Watch for any change in mental status (confusion, walking or talking differently, just not acting right) as well as persistent vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year toddler he gets on the bed every tym i turn my head he has fallen meny tyms how do I now wen to tak him to the hospital or dr?

I have a 2 year toddler  he gets on the bed every tym i turn my head he has fallen meny tyms how do I now wen to tak him to the hospital or dr?

Change in behavior: If he ever has a loss of consciousness for even a few seconds from a fall, take hi to the hospital. If after a fall he has a change in behavior within 12-24 hours...More aggressive or so lethargic i he is hard to wake up, take him to hospital. Usually a fall from a bed is not a big problem as it is not a far distance....And ultimately take him when ever you are worried. ...Read more