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Child had head injury, has lump above ear. Waking up and crying occasionally. Due to pain or tiredness?

My 22 month old hit her head and has a lump about 3-4 inches above her right ear. This happened about 5 hours. She cried for a bit but then seemed fine. I put her to bed and she has been waking up about every 5 to 10 minutes crying and holding her right ear.she seems out of it but I don t know if that s because she s very tired or due to the pain
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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You have not mentioned about the mode of injury.

Look for Forceful vomiting/ Bleeding through ears, nose/ Black discoloration around eyes/ Fits.

If none of the above is seen, you need not panic.

The crying might be due to pain.
- Try to give her Acetaminophen in a dose of 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours for a day or two.
- Give cold compresses with ice over the lump.

If she is still irritable, do not hesitate to visit your Pediatrician.
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Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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