Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

Baby feel on a protruding screw-hit back of neck-is this serious

Baby feel on a protruding screw-hit back of neck-is this serious? I hope you can answer my concern and hopefully put my mind at ease. My 11 month old fell backwards and hit the back of her neck (location is almost dead center vertically in the back of her neck and a horizontally a little left of center)on a screw that protrudes out from a leg on a little trampoline we have in our living room. It's been about 45 minutes and she's acting fine but I had a 18 month old niece that was hit in almost the same exact spot with the end of a dowel and died 3 days later so it's scaring me to death.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jan 2010
Answers:  1 Views:  510
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
  Anonymous's Response

same injury in different subject will produce different effects. what is to be done is in all cases of head injury what you need is to observe the child for 24 hours. if every thing is fine than not to worry, if any of the symptom of injury to head like baby becomes drowsy, vomiting, any fits, immideately you need to take the child to ER for the evaulation of the head. watch the baby for 24 to 48 hours at least

Answered: Tue, 26 Jan 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor