Should i be worried about headache in my child after a fall?



My 9 yr old daughter fell off the trampoline and hit the back of her head. She has a large goose egg complains of a headache but it has been three hours and she is going to bed. We iced it and gave her motrin. She watched a movie and is alert. Should I still be concerned?

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Dr. Eric Goldstein | Pediatrician
Hello. Thank you for your question. This is very common. As long as she didn't lose consciousness upon impact we don't have to be concerned. The next most important sign is vomiting within the first 24 hours. In the absence of vomiting, there is nothing to be worried about. There mat be headache and swelling for a few days. But she will be fine.

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