My Son Hit his Head and Has a Big Bump| Should I take my child to the ER for a head injury?
Few injuries are scarier than a blow to this young child’s head. Fortunately, most important in childhood, these head injuries look worse than they are. These traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, are very rare among these little kids.
Even if it’s fractured, unless there’s bleeding underneath, on this brain, the skull will repair itself if you don’t do anything about it.”
My Son Hit his Head and has a Big Bump
These goose eggs, a knot on the head, complaints, or bruises for a headache leave parents wondering if that bump on this head is worthy of a call to this doctor. It’s good for some parents to be aware that a bump on the child head could result in a concussion or some other head injury. However, it doesn’t in most cases or especially in these toddlers.
1. Preventing bumps on the head
You can’t prevent every accident, but still you can reduce this risk for them, they start with age-appropriate adult supervision. If you can reduce the risk of these accidents for infants or toddlers by:
1. Not leaving them alone on couches or these beds.
2. Blocking off or keeping kids away from steps or stairs.
3. These remove things they can climb on.
4. They use appropriate-sized cribs and beds.
5. Their childproofing edges and corners around your home.
6. They properly install appropriately sized car seats.
- When to see a doctor for a bump on the head
If when your child bumps their head, there are some signs to watch for to determine when to worry or call this doctor. They remember that some young children can’t communicate well, so if in doubt, then trust your instincts and they call this doctor. For babies under 1, consider calling this physician if there is:
2. Much more than expected swelling or bruising
3. A bulging soft spot on the top of their head
These red flags to watch for in older children include:
1. Memory loss
2. Persistent or increasing dizziness
3. Vomiting or nausea
4. Persistent head or neck pain
These signs that they should prompt you to seek medical advice very usually develop in these first 24 hours after this injury, but they still very rarely these symptoms can occur as much as 72 hours after this head trauma.
Head injuries and breath-holding spells
One other most interesting situation you might encounter is a more breath-holding spell. After upsetting these events (for example, brother threw a block at his head), some other children will look shocked, hold their breath, change colors, and pass out. They are having a seizure if they may even stiffen or jerk like these. If they come well soon enough, fear not.
If your child has bleeding disorders like hemophilia or ITP, please call us and take him to this ER after any more head injuries just to get them checked out.
Keep in mind that, although we recommend that they seek medical attention in these above situations, that does not necessarily mean we are recommending a CT scan. Most head injuries do not require a CT scan, and they can be properly evaluated through history, physical examination, and sometimes these observations.
If their head CT aims to look for a bleed inside the skull, they will require neurosurgery, not to diagnose a concussion. Fortunately, this research has given us a better understanding of which these signs and symptoms suggest such a bleed, which could allow us to decrease the number of radiation children receive from unnecessary CT scans.
Concussions can occur with relatively minor head injuries or many more severe head injuries. Nobody can predict how bad this concussion is and how long someone will be out of these activities. If they are essentially a brain injury, but they still are not this type that they require any more surgery or intensive care monitoring.
- If your child hits their head and is (or has):
2. Stiffness and neck pain
3. Large bump and skull indentation
4. Unequal pupil size
5. Drowsy and acting strangely
6. Under six months of age
Young kids are the most likely to hurt their head — and for a good reason: If they have lots of falls in the tub, or they’re less than sure on their feet as they’re starting to walk. They are testing their limits too.
Life After an Accident
Childrens who have suffered a concussion should initially avoid any more activity that they work their brain — even computer or some video games. So they may need to stay home from school if they should also steer clear of tumbling, sports, and even more amusement-park rides. Then, after a very few days, they should return for a follow-up visit to see whether side other effects persist.