Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Stressing | 2010-10-29

Q.

a bad fall...or not

Hi Doc
My two year old fell from a couch, about 60cm from tiled floor. He had a bump on the head(but it seems to be dissapearing a couple of hours later. I''m very worrid as i know blows to the head might be fatal. He seems ok but how can i be sure?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common injury in children of this age.Surprisingly few children actually develop serious problems as a result of falling off low beds or couches. The danger signs which you should watch out for are vomiting, drowsiness and food refusal.If you are concerned in any way about your little son please take him for a check up at your nearest after hours paediatric clinic.

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