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Huge painful bump on the forehead post a bang followed by jaw pain which have gradually reduced. Treatment required?

Hi I I knoched the side of my head when someone opend a van door. The area affected is just above my temple on the right side of my head. this happened about 15 hrs ago. Initially there was a huge painful bump and ifelt pain when i tried to open my jaw fully. Now the bump and jaw pain is slightly reduced. Should I consult a doctor. Or will this get better on its own.?
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

The huge bump / pain is usually haematoma (blood collection). Since you are improving & there is decrease in pain & swelling, nothing to do at present. If your skin is normal, then you can apply hot fomentation, which will aid in decreasing the swelling. A course of over counter pain killers like ibrufen twice a day for 3 days will decrease your pain.
Since blood supply to face & head is high, healing will also be faster with better results. Just wait & watch. If you develop any other signs or symptoms like giddiness, persistent headache, confusions etc.. then it warrants an urgent medical examination.

Get well soon,
Answered: Sat, 26 May 2012
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