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I fell from an 8 ft latter and hit my

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Dr. Prasad

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3345 Questions

Posted on Sun, 3 Mar 2019 in Accident and Emergency
Question: I fell from an 8 ft latter and hit my head with a blunt object, starting to swell and it hurts also trouble inhaling and opening my mouth hit left side of my forehead next to my ear
Answered by Dr. Prasad 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ice the area and pain medications...

Detailed Answer:

I would first suggest to ice the area and take over the counter pain medications.

If you don't have a headache, nausea or vomiting and if you hadn't lost consciousness the fall is most likely not a serious one. It is however important to watch for these symptoms for the next 24 hours.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications

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