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My mother recently fell on a bluestone patio and hit her right

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My mother recently fell on a bluestone patio and hit her right side, resulting in a bump on her right temple, near her hairline, along with swelling on her right hand/wrist ... I immediately put ice on these bumps, every 15 minutes or so ... the bump on her head went down, and the swelling in hand has decreased somewhat ... I don't think she has any broken bones, but wonder if she should still have xrays taken ... she, basically, just 'hurts' all over from the fall, but no headaches or vision problems.... she is taking 2 Tylenol Extra Strength every 12 hours or so for the pain... are we following the correct 'protocol' after this fall? By the way, my mom is 90!! Thank you!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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It sounds like you are doing everything correct and she is going to be OK. But, as you said, she is ninety and folks that age break easily.

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The area that I would be most concerned about would be her wrist. I'd continue with the tylenol and ice packs and, if it doesn't seem to be showing any improvement in a day or so I'd take her in to see her MD for possible xrays.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
I was just thinking about your mom and wondering how she is doing after her fall. I hope all is well....