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6 year old hit head= extreme and sudden swelling.

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation 6 year old hit head= extreme and sudden swelling.

My 6 year old daughter was playing with a little boy today, running around in circles and she hit her head on the back of his head. Within 2 minutes, a huge soft lump appeared on her brow bone. No skin was broken and she didn't show signs of a concussion. Her vision and everything else is fine other than this gigantic lump that is now forcing her eye to close more and more.

I called ask-a-nurse and they recommended the E.R. (which I'm pretty sure they legally have to since that's all they ever say) I decided not to bring her tonight and instead kept it iced and gave her ibuprofen.

I'm alarmed at the rate the swelling occurred and I want to know if that is normal for an injury to this area. I suppose I'll know whether I need to take her in when she wakes up but I'm trying to do some online research and couldn't find much. Does anyone have any information on this type of injury?

Thank you!

(also, the lump is between the size of a marble and a grape and so far the most redness is isolated to a small area in the middle of the lump and no black eye appearing yet.)

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