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My 8 year old daughter threw a dart and it hit my almost 12 yo son in the side of head. Could it have punctured the skull? It was in at an angle. I pulled it out. It barely bled. Applied antibiotic ointment. Iced it and gave him ibuprofen. Pain is local. Pupils are reactive. Not sure if he needs to go to the ER. My husband thinks he will be fine.
No need to go to ER
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I read your query and here is my advice.
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I don't think he needs to go to ER.
I don't believe that a dart thrown by a kid can have that much power to puncture the skull.
Just apply disinfectant such betaine in the wound and apply ice .
I think he will be fine.
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