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Head injury, soreness, bump on head, normal pupils. Taken paracetamol. Treatment?

My neice fell and hit the side of her head on a chair earlier tonight, she cried a lot after then was fine, however it s been four hours later and she was just about to go to bed and started crying saying her head was sore- on further assessment the soreness was localised to the area she had hit earlier which is now sporting a egg sized bump, her pupils are normal, she hasn t been sick or dizzy and she has been alert with no fluids leaking from nose or ears. I ve given her paracetamol and put her to bed. Is this ok?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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hello anne,
this is good that your neice had no episodes of unconscioussness , vomitting or bleeding from nose/ears. this indicates that there was no serious injury. the swelling on her head is due to the soft tissue injury of the scalp. Pain can be relieved by applying some ice on it and by giving some pain killer. You have already given her paracetamol which will decrease the pain. it will take few days for the swelling and the pain to go.
thanks and take care.
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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