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Babys body temperature increased after he got hurted his head, please help

My baby is 22 months old. She got her head hit with corner of one wooden table. We put ice and it was not that much swelling. In few minutes her body temperature started in increase. Now after 6 hours her temperature under the armpit is 38.4 We gave her paracetamol (125 mg suppository twice in 4 Hours). What could be the reason for this high fever. She just recovered from bad throat a weeks back. At that time also she was having high fever. Does this accident (hit on her head) cause this high fever ? Kindly advice....
Asked On : Sun, 12 Dec 2010
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
Head injury can cause fever if there is internal bleed or swelling or external wound.Do not panic.Consult a pediatrician who can examine her thoroughly and if needed investigate her for CT scan, blood tests etc. and start apropriate treatment.The fever may get controlled with other antipyretics like ibuprofen or proper dosage of paracetamol which your doctor wil know.
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Answered: Mon, 26 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.welcome.I think both are totally different things and this is just a coincidence to have temperature immediately after the injury.Just wait and watch for sometime.Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 26 Sep 2011
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I recommend you consult a pediatrician as early as possible for examination of her skull and doing the appropriate investigations.
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