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Symptoms of head injury in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Head Injuries
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User :   Hi
User :   My daughter fell othe couch and hit her head.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your daughter age please ?
User :   3 yrs
Doctor :   how hard did she hit ?
Doctor :   any puncture wound ?
Doctor :   any bleeding ?
User :   pretty good but no bumps or cuts
User :   no bleeding
Doctor :   how long was it ?
User :   2 hours ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she crying ?
Doctor :   is the area of injury swollen ?
User :   she has vomited a few times
User :   very whiney
Doctor :   is he walking properly
Doctor :   and responding to your voice properly ?
Doctor :   she**
User :   she just wants lay down she says
Doctor :   when was the last time she vomit ?
User :   yes she is responding well to voice commands
User :   she vomited about 10 mins ago.
Doctor :   is she complaining of dizziness ?
User :   no
Doctor :   or any visual changes ?
User :   not that I can see so far.
User :   just whiny and wants to rest
Doctor :   ok well usually kids fall and hurt them selves and usually have a huge bump and are usually fine
User :   its ok to let her sleep?
Doctor :   but there are some signs that when we see we would call as red flags
Doctor :   and would want that she should be taken to the physician
Doctor :   that includes vominting
User :   ok.
Doctor :   vomiting
User :   what about the vomiting
Doctor :   so since she is vomiting therefore i will suggest that you should get her examined
Doctor :   and runny nose ?
User :   no
User :   when she gets upset she makes her self vomit, that is why its har to tell
Doctor :   ok like i said , it can be NOTHING at all but in children we dont take any chances she might be inducing it
Doctor :   but then with history of head injury its better to just get a examination done
User :   what about being very moody?
Doctor :   thats just a nature of a child
User :   ok
User :   what about the sleep issue?
Doctor :   is that happening after the head injury
User :   yes and she keeps saying I want to stay home and rest all day.
Doctor :   well you should take her to teh ER
Doctor :   the**
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   like i said it can be and lets HOPE its nothing
Doctor :   but with kids its better not to take any chances
User :   true.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   you too...
Doctor :   good bye
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