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My Toddler Hit Her Head
My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?
2 month old forcefully hit her head into my head while I was burping her. Could this hurt her head/brain?
Head Bonk!: Oh gosh, so sorry to hear this. This does not sound like a concerning mechanism to me for serious injury. Does she have a contusion ( bruise ) forming? Watch her for signs of poor feeding or sleepiness at an unusual time of day. Go ahead and put her down for a nap at nap time If she vomits or appears sick to you, have her seen by your pediatrician. Again, this mechanism is very low risk. ...Read more
Grandaughter was tumbling, landed on her head on her head and fell into coffee table. Now complaining that her neck hurts. Should she go to emergency?
Yes: He may be doing it related to pain but usually is behavioral and related to experiencing some type of emotion like frustration or anger. The frustration may be from not being able to communicate his needs. In the short term you should safely protect him. This may mean holding him in your lap or lying next to him on the floor. Allow little room for movement and try deep pressure which can calm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my daughter fell hit her head picked her up her eyes rolled back and started to shake they later on noes started getting runny?
Closed head : Injury with possible seizures . It is urgent that you take your daughter to see her pediatrician or go to the emergency if she has other signs and symptoms ASAP! Runny nose may not be related to the incident. Do not give her any pain medications to avoid masking other signs and symptoms before being seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious problem: This suggests that she is ih the autistic spectrum. You strongly need medical advice locally. ...Read more
My 20mo old son just started rolling his eyes back in his head and blinking when he gets tired &when he tilts his head up to drink.Should I b worried?
Time for a checkup: It could be nothing, but he needs a once over by a doctor. A little playful examination by the doctor should decide whether your son needs any further testing. I know it's a pain, but it's worth the inconvenience. ...Read more
My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head . He functions normal otherwise please help?
Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more
Head injury: How old is your son? In infants theri skull is very thin and has a higher chanvce of fracture. If yor son cried right away and had no loss of consciousness and has nbo other neurological deficits that you see, you could take your tiem to take him to the docotr otherwise you may need to take him to the ed if he has neurologial symptoms. ...Read more
My 6 years old son was hit on the head using his classmate fist. now my son experience severe head ache, high fever and vomiting too.
See Your Doctor Now: 6 yr old "hit on head...severe headache, hi fever & vomiting". Your child has symptoms of a serious nature. Your son's headache could be related to the trauma however, the presence of fever and vomiting suggest he may have a serious infection. Your son should see his doctor IMMEDIATELY to ensure correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call Pediatrician: You should call your child's pediatrician immediately. ...Read more
My 2 yr old fell off the couch backwards. He hit his head on the carpeted floor. Cried right away. Should I call our dr? He is now sleeping since its his bedtime.
Monitor over time: Always perform a quick full body survey to see if any lumps, bumps or abrasions are evident. If your son is arousable and interactive and alert after his sleep, you should be fine. Loss of consciousness, persisistent irritable behavior, crying or persisitent vomiting are signs suggestive of more serious phenomena-necessitating an evaluation with your doctor or emergency dept. ...Read more
Maybe: Headaches after a bump on the head are common. If it lasts more than a day or is accompanied by other symptoms such as dizziness, pain when looking at light, sensitivity to hearing, trouble remembering, trouble falling or staying asleep, or change in personality you should see your doctor to have her evaluated for a concussion. With concussion have your child avoid activity or sports until healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6mo son hit himself with toy keys pretty hard and he cried. He now has a soft lump on his forehead where the keys hit. Contact doctor?
7 week old was sitting on my lap when she threw her head backwards & hit the back of her head into my chest. Will this hurt her head/brain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question.: Why did he fall backward? (Which came first the seizure, the fall) Why did he have a seizure 5 years ago ? What did the neurologic exam show. What did the EEG show ? If he has been given this restriction why is he not being treated for recurrent unprovoked seizures? (Epilepsy) You need to sit down with his Neurologist and carefully go back over this. (or seek the opinion of another Neurologist) ...Read more
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