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How to treat head wounds? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Sep-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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User:Hello doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User: i have 1.5 year old baby girl
User:she just fell down from sofa chair and her right forehead got hurt and turned green and got swollen
User:i am worried if something serious happened within her head
User:could you please advise me regarding this
Doctor:Head being green means blood under the skin
Doctor:I need to know how she is doing?
Doctor:Is she excessively sleepy or vomiting etc
Doctor:Is she having any symptoms?
User:i fed her my breast milk just to stop crying
User:she is now sleeping
User:no symtoms
Doctor:How big is the swelling?
User:not very big
Doctor:Please tell me the size
User:may be 1/2 inch
Doctor:How big the the green discoloration
User:coin size
User:2 rupee coin size
User:we treated with ice cube immediately
Doctor:Can you try to awaken the baby?
Doctor:Let me know her response
User:no i just went and saw, green discoloration ha been reduced
User:but swelling is there
Doctor:Can you try to awaken the baby?
Doctor:Did she wake up?
Doctor:That is a good sign
Doctor:You can let her sleep
User:she woke up but still sleepy as she did not sleep in the afternoon
Doctor:Its ok
Doctor:Did she lose consciousness when she fell?
User:she was crying loudly thats it
Doctor:You can watch her for next 24 hrs for the following symptoms
Doctor:won't stop crying
complains of head and neck pain
vomits repeatedly
difficult to awaken
becomes difficult to console
isn't walking normally
Doctor:Since she is not walkinh
Doctor:You may think of it as not moving normally
User:ok doctor
User:thanks, i will chat with you again for any issues
Doctor:She is small to even move around
Doctor:So mostly if she falls then there is something lagging in her caretaking
Doctor:Whoever is taking care of her should make sure that she does NOT fall
Doctor:Each fall can be dangerous
Doctor:For now you can relax and take some rest
Doctor:Take care
User:i understand doctor, thank you so much for your advise
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Bye bye
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