Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZDG | 2010/01/27

Q.

BABY BOY 21 MONTHS OLD

DEAR PROF
COMPLIMENTS OF A NEW SEASON TO YOU
MY SON WAS PLAYING SOCCER INSIDE THE HOUSE SLIPPED AND FELL AND BUMPED HIS RIGHT SIDE OF HIS FOREHEAD MY MIAD TOLD ME HE GOT BLUE IN HIS FACE AND LOOKED LIKE HE WANTED TO FAINT SHE THEN TOOK HIM OUTSIDE FOR AIR HE CAME RIGHT
HE DID NOT VOMMIT OR DID NOT WANT TO FALL ASLEEP
I WATCHED HIM THE WHOLE NGHT HE IS ACTING NORMAL AGAIN PLAYING AND WHEN I ASKED HIM THINGS HE RESPONDS NORMAL WHAT SHOULD I DO IS HE OK
WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST I AM WORRIED

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby took quite a hard knock to his head and got such a fright that he had a short breath-holding episode.This is quite common with frights in this age group. He has shown none of the danger signs associated with head trauma and seems to be back to normal.The danger signs are vomiting, food refusal, drowsiness and sleeping for unusually long periods.

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