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Child head hit a chair, have a raised bump. Time taken for it to heal?

My son aged 4, hit his head a week ago on the corner of a chair. It was the second time in the month he tripped running and fell over. We took him to emergency with an egg on his head. Since then we have noticed their is still a hard raised lump about the size of a 10 Cent piece. How long does this taker to heal? and should i return to a doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing.
Swelling of the scalp is common after head injury due to structure of the soft tissue in the scalp area. It usually takes few days to weeks for the swelling and accompanying pain to subside.
You should consult a Neurophysician if :-
1. Swelling or pain persists
2. Episode of nausea or vomiting
3. Seizures
4. Loss of memory
5. Difficulty in balancing of the body
According to the symptoms you have mentioned, it seems that there is soft tissue injury which will heal by itself.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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