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Bulgy huge bruise after collision in a child. Applied ice late. Hurts when touched. Is it hematoma?

My 5 year old daughter collided with the head of another child and has a huge, bulgy bruise at the temple. My husband didn t apply ice when it happened but when I saw it after she got home, I made her apply ice for as long as she could stand (about 2 hours after it happened so too late I m sure). I think hematoma is the better description. It really hurts her if I touch it. Is there any need to worry?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Head injury may be external only or associated with internal injury also.If there is any loss of conciousness, altered behaviour or vomiting then a neuroimaging is needed. You can apply Thrombophob gel on scalp hematoma for early recovery. It lyses the clot of hematoma and help in getting absorbed. Give him come over the counter pain killer( paracetamol is the safest)
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Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. V. Jayaram's  Response

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It seems more like a soft tissue injury . It will reduce in 2-3 days . But you can watch her for the following signs .

1. vomiting
2. blurring of vision
3. seizures
4. extreme irritability
5. weakness or paralysis in any of the other limbs

In case of any of the above features contact your doctor immediately
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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