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Forehead injury. Black eye, forehead tender to touch, knot below skin. Is this part of the normal healing process?

I tripped and fell face front onto a dresser 2 weeks ago. I hit my forehead on the rt. side and didn t see a tremendous lump. I ended up with a rt black purple eye in the eyeshadow portion and it has now gone away. The forehead is still extremely tender to the touch and feels as if there is a knot below the skin. Is this part of the normal healing process?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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H thanks for your question
You had fall 2 weeks ago and injured your forehead on right side; this was followed by black purple eye, which got resolved.
Yes this normal part of healing and your forehead is still tender and you’re feeling a knot below skin.
The tenderness could be due to injury to underlying bone and tissue.
The knot your mentioning below the skin could be small unresolved hematoma (collection of blood under skin).which will also get resolved with time.
You can take painkiller for pain and apply hot fomentation to the tender portion of the forehead, this will help in resolving the hematoma.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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