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How do you treat head injuries

By Anonymous September 14, 2017 - 5:18pm
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Toddler hit head on step lump about the size of a half dollar

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

This lump can initially be treated with ice to help with swelling and you need to call this toddler's doctor or doctor-on-call for further instructions.

Look for signs that require medical attention. MedlinePlus noted that you should call 911 if you see that the patient has vomited more than once, begins to behave abnormally, complains of a stiff neck or a severe headache, becomes abnormally drowsy, or loses consciousness. Even if the patient only loses consciousness briefly, medical attention needs to be sought. Other signs to look for include seizures, abnormal breathing, paralysis, unequal pupil size, and a clear fluid or bleeding from the patient's mouth, ear or nose.
While toddlers often fall, head injuries need to be taken seriously. You can also take your toddler to Urgent Care or the ER.

September 14, 2017 - 5:47pm
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