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Child with a knot in the head after a fall. Need to be checked out? What symptoms should I look out for?

My 13 month old fell and hit the back of his head on the hardwood floor. He immediately cried at has been acting normal once he called down. He has a pretty big knot on the back of his head, but is otherwise acting normal. I am still worried that I should take him to get checked out. Can you tell me what signs/symptoms I should look out for, and for how long? I feel terrible!! :(
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Due to trauma,he developed Haematoma,i.e.collection of blood.It will be resolved spontaneously.
Nothing to worry.
If the Child develops Vomiting,Change in his Conscious levels,Bleeding per Ear,Nose and Throat ,you should consult a Neurosurgeon immediately.
Hope he recovers soon and there will be no complications.
Wish him good health
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
There is hematoma formation at injury site and it will take few days to subside.
Apply cold compresses over affected area 2 to 3 times a day for 5 minutes.
Give acetaminophen for pain relief.
Observe for warning signals for at least24 hours that is,
-Any altered behavior
-bleeding from ear or nose.
In case you find any,take him to ER.
Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
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