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My son fell and hit his head, he's got a large bump on his

forehead. How do I...
My son fell and hit his head, he's got a large bump on his forehead. How do I determine if he should be seen by a doctor?
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He should be seen by a doctor -

Pediatrician :

1. if he is drowsy

Pediatrician :

2. if there is loss of consciousnesss

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3. if there is persistent vomiting

Pediatrician :

4. if there is bleeding from ear, nose

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5. if there is seizures

Pediatrician :

if none is there just continue with ibuprofen and applying ice

Customer:

He doesn't have any of the following .... I've been asking him several questions and he's been able to answer. The bump just continues to grow is size, about the size of a golf ball right now.

Pediatrician :

how long since he got injured?

Customer:

Is there a time frame as to when a person could expect to see any of the symptoms you've mentioned?

Pediatrician :

immediately after the injury

Customer:

It's been about 30 minutes since he fell .... he was sitting on a ladder and fell from about the third step and landed directly on his forehead.

Pediatrician :

you can observe him for the next few hours

Pediatrician :

the bump is probably due to soft tissue swelling

Customer:

If after that he show no signs are we safe in assuming he's okay? I also saw that he should be woken every few hours during the night, is that true?

Pediatrician :

If he is okay for the next few hours, there is no need to worry

Customer:

Okay, thanks answering my questions.

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If you are satisfied with my answer leave a good feedback so that I get paid for my work.

Customer:

I will, thanks again!

Pediatrician :

welcome

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