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5 year old child, head injury, small lump. Put an icepack, medication. Treatment?

our daughter, which is 5 years old, hit her head very hard on the couch about 5 hours ago, i put an ice pack on it right away and gave her some medicine for pain. her eyes are responding normally to light and the knot is still out and not went in. she is not complaining with a headache except for normal. i guess just being parents we just worry that we are not doing the right thing. do you think there is any reason we should take her to the ER.
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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thanks for writing

in a case of head injury you should be watchful of certain things

monitor consciousness

go to the emergency in case of fits (seizures) or bleeding from the nose or ear....

are there any vomitings

pl look out for them and consult the pediatrician in case any of these problems develop

a simple pain killer may suffice in case the child is other wise normal

the swelling on the head will take few days to subside

hope this helps you

take care
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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