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

Child with a bruised bump due to fall. History of blood clots, premature childbirth. Concerned

Hi my daughter has just fell and the bump went in the way instead of out. I m worried because she was 14 weeks prem and has already had blood clots. She seems to be ok though she took a drink of milk but seemed a bit drowsy , I put her down for a sleep but she wouldn t go to sleep and now seems bright as a button again. The bump has now came out the way and bruised.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
Answers:  3 Views:  19
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Pediatrician, Surgery 's  Response
Thank you for the query
The danger signs after any injury to head for which we definitely like to go for a CT Scan brain are
1. Loss of consciousness
2. Nasal or ear bleed
3. Vomiting
4. Seizures
As your baby seems to have none of these, you may just observe her closely and go to ER only if she seems drowsy again. Keep her hydrated. Put some cold compresses over the bruise but it will take some time to go. Give her paracetamol (15mg/kg/dose) every 8 hrly for 2 days. She should do alright
Hope that helps
God bless you
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Child has bruised bump.
I suggest you to apply cold compresses over bruised area.
Give acetamonophen for pain relief.
Observe for warning signals that is;
any change in behavior,bleeding from ear or nose.abnormal moments.vomiting.
In case you observe any take her to ER.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless..
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The bump is due to formation of hematoma in scalp layers out side the skull.
As the became active nothing to worry.
But observe for her sensorium, for vomitings, bleeding from ear, nose and drowsiness and decreased movements and if you find any abnormality take her to emergency.
If there is no problem, consult your Pediatrician for a examination to find any abnormal signs.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

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