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Q. My daughter got a hit in forehead and complaining about headache and nausea. What to do?

Answered by
Vidhu Varshney
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 2-year-old threw a book on my 10-year-old, and the corner of the book hit the 10-year-old in the head. It felt like there was a small hole, but there was no pain. This happened four months before. Now it feels like an opening or cracks is going down my 10-year old's forehead. It is as if the impact created a break that extends down towards her left eye.

There has been no pain. In the past two days, she has been complaining about a headache and nausea, and I am now worried. I can take her to a chiropractor only after two weeks. Please assist because I am afraid. Not sure what to do? Should I treat this as an emergency or wait for two weeks.

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Hello,

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Yes, this needs proper care and investigation and should be treated in an emergency. It seems to be a head injury, as the symptoms are increasing and pain killer is not much relieving, there is no sense of having nasogastric medicine as such without CT scan.


The Probable causes:

Hit or injury.

Investigations to be done:

CT scan.

Treatment plan:

First, go for a CT scan. Start medication as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Preventive measures:

Lie down with little raised head.


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