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Would toddler have symptoms w/ skull fracture? He bump heads w/bro. There's a soft red swollen bump on forehead for 3 days. Touch doesn't bother him.

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often not

But our design is protective here.
The forehead in toddlers is thicker than other parts of the skull and if he shows no signs of altered behavior nor illness it is probably O.K. Make his brother stop roughing him up.

In brief: Often not

But our design is protective here.
The forehead in toddlers is thicker than other parts of the skull and if he shows no signs of altered behavior nor illness it is probably O.K. Make his brother stop roughing him up.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard knocks of life

As long as he is acting normal, i wouldn't worry.
Use cold compresses to reduce the swelling.

In brief: Hard knocks of life

As long as he is acting normal, i wouldn't worry.
Use cold compresses to reduce the swelling.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Michael Sokol
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely a fractur

A fracture is highly likely to be painful.
Keep an eye on the red bump to make sure it is going away over days and not enlarging.

In brief: Not likely a fractur

A fracture is highly likely to be painful.
Keep an eye on the red bump to make sure it is going away over days and not enlarging.
Dr. Michael Sokol
Dr. Michael Sokol
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