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4 year old with soft spots on the head after a fall. Need to get checked?

Hi. My son is 4 years old. He backwards fell off the the side of my basement stairs falling about 5 feet. He hit the concrete floor and starting crying seconds after he hit. This happen yesterday and he seems fine. The only spot i can find is on his back, there is a scrap and now a bruise. He has mention a headache but it doesnt seem bad enough to keep him from playing. Today I was checking his head and there is 2 soft spots on the left side that is very sore to the touch. There is not any bruises or anything that would make me think he hit his head. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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From your description it seems to be only a hematoma (collection of blood). Your child requires analgesics for a day or two and some cold compresses. The swelling may take some time to resolve but the soreness would go in one or two days. Although it does not seem serious but still I recommend you get swellings examined by a Pediatric surgeon and also get a proper prescription for analgesics. He/she might advice an X-ray of the skull, but I don't think there is any need to worry .
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Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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