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Head injury, large lump on right side of head, dizziness, black spots in vision. Cure?

Hi, I was playing in a soccer game when I went up for a header and the goalie came out and punched me in the head. I went down immediately and it hurt extremely bad. Now almost 12 hours after it there is a huge bump on the right side of my head just above my ear. When I was hit, I was extremely dizzy, disoriented, and I saw little black spots. It s easier for me to focus now but I m still dizzy and my head hurts extremely bad. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Hi Crjones,
Thanks for writing your query.

Swelling on the head is due to soft tissue injury.
The swelling and pain will subside in few days to weeks time.
You should take proper rest for speedy recovery.
If pain and swelling persists, you can take pain kilers like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals along with an antacid under medical supervision.

Symptoms of dizziness, disorientation and seeing black spots can be due to concussion injury. It heals by proper rest. Avoid any physical exertion, watching television, computers and text messaging.

If your problem persists or you develop some abnormal symptoms, you should get yourself examined and investigated by a Neurophysician.

I hope this is helpful to you.
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