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Child hit head near the temple, lump on the soft edge by the skull. Is checkup required?

Hi my 16mth old daughter hit her head on the corner of a table this evening just near her temple. Although she initially cried she was happy enough afterwards but she has a lump on the soft edge just by the skull . Its small like a pea and was reddish white. Should this be ok or do you think I should take her somewhere to be checked? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
I think she has got a bruise from the bump against table.

If she doesn't have symptoms like vomiting/irritable/bleeding/inability to move arms.legs etc -- it is alright to just observe her at home.

If the size of the swelling keeps increasing, then get her checked over in Emergency department or your family physician.

Nothing to worry at this stage

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aniruddha Panja's  Response
Hello dear
Thanks for your query.

Keep watch on your daughter for drowsiness , inactiveness, vomiting or any other abnormal activity.

Its better if you get her a check up from a neurologist.

Hope this helps.

Update here how she stays.

Take care.

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