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My 7 month old baby fell off the couch and has a small red

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My 7 month old baby fell off the couch and has a small red mark on her forehead from where she hit. She only cried for 1 minute, she has not vomited, and is acting normal. Is there anything I should look out for as far as signs or anything I should or shouldn't do like letting her go to sleep.

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

You need to look for a few symptoms/ signs.

Vomiting as you know, weakness of a limb or side, convulsion, stiffness of neck,unequal pupils, facial asymmetry, respiratory difficulty or shallow breathing or fluid discharge from nose or ear are some of the symptoms which needs to be observed in case of trauma to head.

You can apply ice wrapped in towel for a few minutes over the trauma site.

Please do not apply for prolonged period.

You can let her sleep but you need to observe every few hours for any sign.

Please get her examined by doctor without delay if she develops any symptom.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.

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