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Head Bumps and Bruises: When to Worry About Head Injuries
Fortunately, most childhood falls or blows to the head cause injury to the scalp only. While these can be scary-looking, they usually aren't dangerous. An internal head injury could be more serious because it may cause bleeding or bruising of the brain. The scalp is rich with blood vessels, so even a minor cut there can bleed a lot. This appears as a "goose egg" or swelling on the head. It may take days or even a week to disappear.
All parents have hard and fast rules for their kids. In our house, we have some pretty clear rules about helmets. Babies fall. Soccer players take some pretty tough headers. Cross country runners can trip. Here are my thoughts on when to watch a head injury and when to seek help immediately. If your child takes a hit to the head, cries for a minute, but then goes right back to playing, you can probably breathe easy.
What to do when your baby bumps her head
By Ellen Rosenberg Jul 26, Photo: iStockPhoto. In that split second, the nine-month-old wriggled off her change table and landed, head first, on the floor. Many parents have felt the same sense of panic. Singhal reassures parents that mild brain injuries tend to heal well on their own, without future implications.
By Indra Dhunnoo, paediatrician Jun 18, Q: My three-year-old bumped his forehead on the bathroom sink and has had a goose egg for more than a week. A: The blood vessels under the scalp are abundant and easily ruptured by trauma, causing blood to collect and form a swelling under the skin. This is called a scalp hematoma also known as a goose egg and it will be spongy at first. If your son recovered soon after the incident, with no vomiting, sleepiness or abnormal behaviour in the first 24 hours, a brain injury is not likely. The goose egg will change colour from blue, to green, to brown before settling.