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My Twelve year old child came home today from school with a

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My Twelve year old child came home today from school with a broken bld vessel in her eye(about pencil eraser size). She was complaining of headache only on right side of her head, and some shakiness during school, I gave her tylenol and headache came back within four hours. She states that pressure pushing inward. No other symptoms such as sinus pain, fever, ringing or buzzing of ears or dizziness. Should i take her to an er or can this wait til Am to see her pediatrician
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.

Did your daughter have any trauma to her eye or was she rubbing her eye, sneezing, or coughing today?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No not at all. I asked those questions. Just concerned because of the one sided head pain.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Only other thing she stated was that she has been really thirsty.
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

I think unless this is an astoundingly painful headache or she has other neurological signs such as listlessness or changes in vision, I think you are probably safe to wait until the morning to see her pediatrician. The burst blood vessel in her eye is a sign that there had been increased pressure transmitted to her eye, either through straining against a heavy load, rubbing the eye, coughing or sneezing, etcetera. It is very easy for a child to rub the eye while distracted with a headache and not realize it. It is essentially a bruise on the eye and should go away over a week or two.

When someone's blood volume depleted (they are dehydrated usually) it can be a contributing factor to a headache so she may benefit from hydrating herself.

So to sum things up, unless there are those signs you mentioned, or the ones I mentioned I think she's safe to wait until morning.

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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
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