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Child got head injury. Large bump appeared and behaving normally. Should I consult a doctor?

Hello my son fell off the stroller and hit the front of his head!. He hit the floor very hard.This happened about 4 hours ago. He has a large bump on his head. After the fall he cried for about 10 minutes & was fine he was talking fine and acting fine, he even had a bedtime snack. He fell asleep at about 8:30 for bed. I am concerned about him sleeping. Shall I wake him and take him to the emergency?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
The bump over the head after a fall is due to accumulation of fluid or blood (hematoma).
The blood cells accumulated are eventually broken down and absorbed in the body.
But this is a slow process & takes times to disappear completely.
Till that time, symptomatic relief is obtained by giving analgesics, ice compression & adequate rest.
If it still persists or if he shows any other associated symptoms like vomiting, loss of consciousness, convulsions, etc...then it will be better to consult the Pediatrician.
Wishing your son a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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