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What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

Go to the ER: Please take the baby to the er to be evaluated. The cut may need to be sutured and the baby should be examined to look for a more serious head injury. ...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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Why does my son bang his head and should I be concerned. Sometimes he hurts himself when doing it. Wat do I do to get him to stop?

Why does my son bang his head and should I be concerned. Sometimes he hurts himself when doing it. Wat do I do to get him to stop?

Positive ignoring: Head banging is just an amplification of early infant fussing.It peaks in preverbal years .I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more

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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

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My 15 month old is constantly falling and bumping his head pretty hard everytime. He just gets way ahead himself. Should I be concerned with head injury?

My 15 month old is constantly falling and bumping his head pretty hard everytime. He just gets way ahead himself. Should I be concerned with head injury?

Maybe: Toddlers fall and bump their heads all the time. Most of the time it just helps them learn not to fall and bump their heads. If a child does it excessively though, or is doing it repeatedly with enough force to cause significant injury (more than just bump, cry, then go back to playing), then an evaluation of gross motor skills and/or neurologic development might be warranted from your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby fell down the bed on his head.and a small swallow appeared on his head.but he didnt sleep or vomit. is it dangerous?what should I do plz help

My baby fell down the bed on his head.and a small swallow appeared on his head.but he didnt sleep or vomit. is it dangerous?what should I do plz help

Fall in child: The criteria to look for is what type of floor, tile/ marble-stone, or carpet, how far was the fall 6 inches or > 30 inches, how old is child. How is child behaving normal or sleepy. was there loss of consciousness- even for a second? I am not sure what "swallow" is , if a depression in the skull definitely check it out. I recommend checking out the child in ER/urgent care to be sure ...Read more

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My daughter almost 10 months. Her umbilical hernia at times becomes hard and seems to bother her. How do I know when I should take her to the er?

My daughter  almost 10 months. Her  umbilical hernia  at times becomes hard and seems  to bother her. How do I know when I should take her to the er?

Incarcerated hernia: When a hernia becomes 'incarcerated' (strangled, trapped), immediate medical attention is necessary. Incarcerated hernias are very painful, firm, discolored (red, purple or black) and can not be reduced (pushed back in) with gentle manipulation by the hand. ...Read more

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My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?

My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?

Be patient : It is difficult and sometimes dangerous to force your baby to sleep in certain positions, the best you can do is to make the crib safe, use good sleep hygiene techniques - cool bedroom, quiet area to sleep, no super late feedings, same routine before bed to quiet baby down every night, a lot of patience, and review your baby's head shape with your pediatrician regularly. Helmets are NOT good idea ...Read more

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What to do if i keep pressing down on my eye balls. Is it bad?

What to do if i keep pressing down on my eye balls. Is it bad?

Bad habit: Probably not harmful. Might consider so unselling if it is a compulsion & you would like to stop but can't. ...Read more

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Son has a cysts on top of his hand. Does not bother him. It moves up and down when he makes a fist. Should I be worried?

Son has a cysts on top of his hand. Does not bother him. It moves up and down when he makes a fist. Should I be worried?

Ganglion Cyst: Ganglion cysts are soft tissue lumps that arise on the hands and wrist. They are harmless and often disappear on their own. Follow up with your doctor to confirm diagnosis. More about ganglion cysts: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ganglion_cyst#1 ...Read more

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My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should i be worr?

My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should i be worr?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my baby has tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

Why does my baby has tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

What kind of tiny...: ...Bumps? There are at least 4 kinds of normal bumps (not needing any treatment) in newborns, and lots of other kinds - this sounds like a good question for your baby's doctor, next time you see the doctor for a routine visit. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ears down the crease and it feels smooth so I'm wondering why my child has to boney bits behind both his ears?

What do you suggest if my ears down the crease and it feels smooth so I'm wondering why my child has to boney bits behind both his ears?

That might: just be his skull bones that are more prominent, presuming there was no head injury. Skulls come in all shape and size. Have it checked it concerned. ...Read more

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My daughter was trying to hold our 4 day old baby and she let go of her head a little and it flopped back pretty hard. Can this cause any damage?

My daughter was trying to hold our 4 day old baby and she let go of her head a little and it flopped back pretty hard. Can this cause any damage?

Yes: When you say " flopped back pretty hard" this concerns me. Please bring the baby in for an exam by the pediatrician in the morning. Careful retinal exam is in order. If baby has poor feeding, vomiting or listlessness, bring her to ER now and just tell the story exactly as it happened. ...Read more

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Hi! This morning I noticed a small scab on my son's penis head. He has eczema, so could it be that or should I take him to the doc?

Hi! This morning I noticed a small scab on my son's penis head. He has eczema, so could it be that or should I take him to the doc?

Try some vaseline: If the rest of his diaper area looks ok, then it is prob not eczema. Eczema typically spares the diaper area. If his penis is swollen, painful or has a lot of redness, then you should take him to his doc. If not, then can try plain Vaseline on his penis at diaper changes for a few days while the scab heals. ...Read more