Thanks for the query
in a child less than 2 year old following fall needs a neuroimaging
. If trauma is associated with loss of consciousness
that is uncertain or very brief( few seconds only), irritability( now resolved), behavioral changes if any, scalp hematoma( particularly nonfrontal), the risk of clinically important traumatic brain injury
is approximately 1 percent for a child with at least one of these criteria. Multiple or worsening symptoms or signs likely put the child at greater risk than an isolated finding. If immediate CT is deferred for these patients, we suggest observation for four to six hours to ensure no progression of clinical findings that warrant CT.
If there is vomiting even if delayed for several hours this also warrants neuroimaging.
Apply Thrombophob gel over the area this will help in reducing the size of swelling. In children below 2 yr of age a skull radiograph may be needed to rule out any fracture
. Better you consult your doc for clinical assessment and to assess the need of neuroinaging or Xray.
I hope this answers your query well
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