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Child has bump on forehead post a fall, woke up with sore ear. Is treatment necessary?

My three year old fell three hours ago and has a bump on her forehead . She cried quite a lot and seemed not too bad so she went to bed a bit later as normal. She awoke two hours later complaining of a very sore ear, in behind the ear. Should I take her to the hospital? Paracetamol doesn t seem to help and she is not able to sleep through it. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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thanks for writing to healthcare magic

is it only pain in the ear or is she having any bloody discharge from the ear also

one needs to run to a hospital for emergency care if there is any loss of consciousness or bleeding from nose or ear or seizures

may be your child is having a ear infection .........suspect this if she is suffering from fever, cold etc

if paracetmol is not helping her take her to hospital for a review by a pediatrician

hope this helps

take care
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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