Baby girl fell from cot and swollen in head. Having difficulty in walking. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats
I have a concern
My baby girl who is 8 months old fell down from 2 feet cot today morning
her left forehead got swollen and was in light green color
We immediately treated it with cloth dipped in hot water, later the swelling and green color reduced.
Bur Now in the evening when we put her in walker she is not able to stand on her left leg properly and finding difficulty to walk
I am really scared.. please advise
It seems that she also got hurt on her leg
earlier she was walking straight and now she is putting her left leg cross way
is there anything serious that we need to take her to hospital? please advise
most such injuries usually get better on their own
But if the hurt is bad you may take her to a hospital for an examination by orthopedic surgeon
Is she not keeping the leg straight at all?
she is trying to keep straight but finding difficulty
an x-ray will help rule out something serious
Is she crying ?
regarding the left forehead which was swollen in the morning.. should we worry on that?
no she is active since morning and playing actively
she cried for few minutes thats all
If she is active then the hurt must not be bad
You can watch till morning
If the leg does not improve, take her in the morning
The reason is that most hurts get better overnight
Due to sleep muscles relax
It is also important to prevent falls
Sometimes falls can produce serious damage
It is better if she sleeps in a crib
ok Now there s no swelling over forehead... Should we take her to doctor for any check up?
Well if the swelling is gone then we can worry less for now
But still watch for any unusual symptoms
We should watch for atleast 24 hours
Thank U doctor. I will get back to U for any further assistance.
Thanks for consulting me
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