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Hit head at accident, swelling, terrible increase in pain. Could this be serious?

I hit my head in car accident last night and blacked out. There. Was immediate swelling and terrible pain. Today the pain is still there a 4/10 with taking 600 of Motrin every 4-6 hours round the clock. The swelling is all s present and I can t open my mouth or chew without an increase in the pain. Could this be serious?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Thanks for coming to HCM. Did you get hit on your face OR head? You should visit ER or your local doctor who can do X-ray to rule out fracture, and any further complications. Based on the site of injury, it needs to be decided if you need CT scan too. Also, please note, taking high dose of Motrin can cause gastritis, please take antacid along with Motrin till you see the doctor.
Wish you a speedy recovery!
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