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5 year old with a bump on the head after a fall. Had vomiting and pain in the head. Is this serious?

My 5 yrs old slipped on an unfinished basement and hit his rt forehead . . Got very small bump. After an hr he started throwing up. It continued till his tummy got empty. He head hurts. He took little sip of cold water. After 5 mins he thewup again. He is getting vomiting sensation as soon as he take any water or gaterade. Is this serious? Any thing I should do? Pl suggest
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

After a head injury one should monitor a child for the following problems.

They are
1. Vomiting
2. Loss of consciousness
3. Seizures
4. Bleeding from the nose or ear

If any of the above is present the child should be taken to the emergency.

Since your child has repeated vomiting (particulary important if it is projectile) please take him to the nearest health care center.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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