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My daughter in law is staying with me because she had

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My daughter in law is staying with me because she had outpatient surgery on Wed. She took an ambien around 11 pm and just fell out of bed and hit her check on a glass table. It is very swollen and starting to bruise with an ice pack on it. She is now in bed and what else can I do besides ice? She's been taking hydrocodine for pain from the surgery and is too dizzy to go to the hospital right now.
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Gayle Plunkett
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr PG (M.D.) replied 6 years ago.
Dr PG (M.D.) :

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Dr PG (M.D.) :

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Dr PG (M.D.) :

the swelling and bruising is because of the bleeding under skin caused by the injury

Dr PG (M.D.) :

you need to continue applying cold compresses

Customer:

should we go to the hospital - it is really swollen

Dr PG (M.D.) :

and you can also give her an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen (available over the counter)

Dr PG (M.D.) :

is she able to swallow?

Customer:

she is taking naproxen for her surgery

Customer:

she just drank some water

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Customer:

she can open and shut her mouth

Dr PG (M.D.) :

then there is no need to give her ibuprofen

Dr PG (M.D.) :

she is already on an anti-inflammatory i.e. naproxen

Dr PG (M.D.) :

how long has it been since the injury?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i dont know if she is dizzy from the ambien or falling

Dr PG (M.D.) :

how long has it been since the injury?

Customer:

30 minutes

Dr PG (M.D.) :

the dizziness is because of ambien and hydrocodone

Dr PG (M.D.) :

did she loose conciousness after the injury?

Customer:

ok should she just stay in bed

Dr PG (M.D.) :

any bleeding from nose or ears or loss of conciousness after injury?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

if yes, then she needs to see a doctor for head injury

Dr PG (M.D.) :

but if no, then no need to worry

Dr PG (M.D.) :

her swelling should decrease slowly in the next 12-24 hours

Customer:

no but i will check her again right now please stay online

Dr PG (M.D.) :

as long as she is able to swallow and there is no injury to teeth no need to worry

Dr PG (M.D.) :

no problem, I am online

Customer:

she is in bed with ice pack-swollen outward and brusing on her cheekbone - how to tell if cheekbone is broke?

Customer:

cheekbone swollen outward at least an inch

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

if there are no signs of head injury - loss of conciousness, ear or nose bleed, then no need to worry

Customer:

ok thank you

Dr PG (M.D.) :

you are most welcome

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