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It sounds to be a moderate enegy injury that would be expected to bruise her scalp( not that you would see it below her hair) but should not be such that a skull fracture or internal bleeding would be likely at all. I think that Children's Tylenol may be helpful or as you have given her Advil should be ok. I would ask what type surface did she fall on? Hard floor or grass outside world carpet or cement as driveway ??
The softer the surface then that would be more assuring ..
About how far did she fall ?
It may be that she may have some swelling at the site of impact on the head. This would be expected.
I agree with cold pack to site ...ice pack for about 15 to 20 minutes
If she is able to be distracted and not crying as watching TV for example then that would be reassuring..
I agree that if she should develop nausea or concerning level of pain that is not readily distracted then she could be the checked at the ER..
At this time It does not sound that serious...
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Cement of course is hard surface but 2 foot fall would not be expected to have enough of the energy to cause the more serious type injuries. I'm not surprised that she has some ongoing headache. I think that if she is seeming more OK as time passes and time for the ice pack and Tylenol and/or Advil that she should be fine. I would not try to awaken her during sleep... if there is concern as to any symptoms to that extent then best to proceed to ER but I do not think that this will be necessary ...
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