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What causes a puffy eyelid after hitting head?

my 19 month old hit her head after falling from a shopping cart last night-we took her to emergency and after a 3 1/2 hour wait and a quick once over we were told there was nothing to worry about. But this morning she woke up with a puffy (not bruised) eyelid on the side of the head that she hit-is this normal?
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
It is quite normal to develop puffy eyelid after a fall.
It is due to accumilation of inflammatory fluid and blood.
It usually gets absorbed and becomes normal in due course.
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel free to ask any more queries if required
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
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What causes a puffy eyelid after hitting head?

Hi, Thank you for asking question on health care magic. It is quite normal to develop puffy eyelid after a fall. It is due to accumilation of inflammatory fluid and blood. It usually gets absorbed and becomes normal in due course. Hope this answer will serve your purpose Please feel free to ask any more queries if required Take care Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH Associate professor of pediatrics