Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mana | 2009-12-04

Q.

13 MONTHS BABY FELL ON THE TILES

MY BABY FELL FROM BED ON HER FOREHEAD, WHEN I PICKED HER,IT LOOKED AS THOUGH THERE IS A CRACK ON THE BONE.I QUICKLY PUT ICE ON THE CLOTH AND APPLY TO THE AREA AND GAVE HER .SHE SLEPT FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT WITH NO PROBLEM.SHOULD I TAKE HER TO THE DOCTOR.WHAT SYMPTOMS SHOULD I LOOK FOR.
PLS HELP

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am concerned about your baby's fall especially as you suspect that she may have cracked the skull bone where her forehead is. It is now more than 48 hours since her fall so it would be rather late to take her to the doctor now.She should recover by herself but you must be on the lookout for the following danger signs: vomiting, refusing her food,rolling her eyes, drowsiness or excessive sleeping and any fits or jerky movements.If she develops any of these symptoms she must be taken to a paediatric emergency unit immediately.

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