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Suggest treatment for swelling in the antitragus post injury in a 1-year-old

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Question: Hello,
My 1 year old baby had bumped her head on d floor after two days the antitragus had swollen i and today she has stratched and there is blood dont know what to do
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Answered by Dr. Arun (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs examination

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I understand that your baby had bumped her head and has swelling along with blood from antitragus now. It is important to get her checked her up in a local facility to assess the severity. Head injury, even if trivial, needs a clinical examination by a doctor to rule out serious issues and imaging may be recommended by your doctor if felt necessary after clinical examination.

Meanwhile, till you visit your doctor, apply pressure with a bandage after cleaning the wound with soap and water.

The blood could even have come from inside the ear which may indicate a possibility of intracranial injury. Visit a nearby center without delay.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Arun
Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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Brief Answer: Needs examination Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand that your baby had bumped her head and has swelling along with blood from antitragus now. It is important to get her checked her up in a local facility to assess the severity. Head injury, even if trivial, needs a clinical examination by a doctor to rule out serious issues and imaging may be recommended by your doctor if felt necessary after clinical examination. Meanwhile, till you visit your doctor, apply pressure with a bandage after cleaning the wound with soap and water. The blood could even have come from inside the ear which may indicate a possibility of intracranial injury. Visit a nearby center without delay. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Arun Pediatrician, Pulmonology