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Small child, suffered head injury between eyebrows, swelling. Tried ice, motrin. How to reduce swelling?

My daughter is 3 years old, who loves to jump on the bed, on the chair etc. She jumped while standing on the chair and hit the area in between her eyebrow on the wooden arm rest. This area is swollen, it has been 2 days and the swelling has not gone down. I tried ice, motrin. I am worried this may be something that won t go away or may be something disastrous is going to happen. I would highly appreciate your response. Thank you so much
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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It seems that your daughter has a hematoma (collection of blood on her forehead). Such a swelling takes some time to go (even up to a week). Cold compresses and analgesics is the right treatment for her. The danger signs are loss of consciousness, bleeding from the ear,nose or mouth, fits or seizures and vomiting. Since your daughter did not have any of these for two days you should not worry. At the most you can get an X-Ray of her head but even then it does not make a lot of difference because we don't do anything for minor fractures of the head / skull bone too. Hope that helps
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Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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