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Small child, forehead injury, redness, bump between eyebrows, pain in temples. Suggestions?

Hi dr, My 4 year old daughter got hit on her forehead between her eyebrows and got a bump while playing. Yesterday when she got it, it was not a bump, it was reddish but today it is a huge bump. I am very concerned about it and she s acting normal otherwise but complaing of pain in her temple area. Please advice. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Hello there,
Since your child has sustained a huge bump, you need to watch out for a few things.
Her level of alertness
Increase in size of the swelling
Any vomiting episode
Inequality of pupils if you can successfully do so
Her vitals like pulse, blood pressure and temperature
Equally important is to rule out an underlying skull fracture by getting an x ray skull.
Since a complete work up is needed , hospitalization is the single best option.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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