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Posted on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 in Child Health
Question: Hello,Dr,
MY 1.5 yr old baby fell down from her walker and got a scratch on her head...what am i supposed to do now? should i apply any ointment...she is perfectly normal now...but im tensed
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Local antibiotic will suffice

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX
If the following criteria are fulfilled then there is no cause for concern
1. Absence of vomiting
2. Absence of loss of consciousness
3. Absence of any abnormal movements
4. Baby is playful and accepting feeds well

Local application of antibiotic ointment along with analgesic like Paracetamol will suffice.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
Coonsultant Pediatric Surgeon
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