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Child with a painful bump behind the ear. Pain while chewing. Need to go to the hospital?

My 11 year old son fell and banged his head on a table. He now has a painful bump behind his ear which is soft to the touch. This happened in school over 8 hrs ago, he said he felt like he blacked out when it first happened but woke up fine a few seconds later. He has not complained of headache, nausea, or ear pain...just where the bump is, it hurts to the touch and when he chews. Should I rush him to the ER?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
There is hematoma formation behind er due to trauma to small blood vessels.
After head injury some warning signs need to be observed like;
vomiting/lethargy/bleeding fro ear or nose/any abnormal movement.
In case of any take him to ER.
Apply ice compresses over injured area and give acetaminophen for pain relief.
Wishing your child good health.
God bless...
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Since your child blacked out and lost consciousness I suggest you to get him examined once.

Also I request you to monitor for the danger signs like

1. Seizures,
2. Vomiting
3. Loss of consciousness.
4. Ear and nose bleed.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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