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How to treat injury on the foot and a bump on the head after an accident?

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Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: I fell & hit my head, have a bump but better when I iced it.have more injury to my foot. I’m 87 & that’s why I’m concerned. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

Well, if you did not lose your consciousness and there is no nausea or vomit then you should not be worried. Bump is expected and it will pull back in several days. Just- ice it, rest and take nonsteroid painkillers (eg. Tylenol).

However, if you take blood thinners such as aspirin/warfarin you should see a doctor and do a CT scan.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
Wish you good health.
Regards



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