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Help please!! NikkiLeAnne 4 kids; Illinois 3587 posts
May 1st '17

My daughter fell today at school and hit her head on the concrete. We took her to the hospital and there is no fracture to the skull or anything. However the swelling is spreading.
It went from this:
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to this:
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is this normal? 

ElleCole+triplets Due June 9 (girl); 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33265 posts
May 1st '17

Oh man :( that looks terrible. Unfortunately it is normal. The skull is super sensitive, but also heals really quickly. My brother fell of our car in the garage onto concrete head first and was fine, but his head looked like a purple unicorn for about a week. I'm glad you went to the hospital though! How scary! Poor sweetie

NikkiLeAnne 4 kids; Illinois 3587 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting ElleCole+triplets:
Oh man :( that looks terrible. Unfortunately it is normal. The skull is super sensitive, but also heals really quickly. My brother fell of our car in the garage onto concrete head first and was fine, but his head looked like a purple unicorn for about a week. I'm glad you went to the hospital though! How scary! Poor sweetie


Thanks for the reply! This is the first major head boo boo for us :( 

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48153 posts
status May 1st '17

Fairly normal-- some kids are just more prone to swelling. Ice packs and meds every 6 hours. Poor girl & poor mama...!

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4719 posts
May 1st '17

Oh shoot!! That looks painful! Hopefully she heals quickly!

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4704 posts
May 1st '17

Oh that's a doozy I'd still set up a check up with her regular pedi just because it looks so horrible and my nephew went to the er after a gal they did x-rays but missed a small fracture,  a week later he still couldn't move his arm and they went to the children's hospital and it turned out of be broken.  They said sometimes small fractures don't show right away?  Maybe I'm remembering wrong though. 

Drew90 Due December 28; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7384 posts
May 1st '17

Omg that looks awful =( glad you went to the hospital.  I don't have a lot of experiences with head injuries so I don't know what's normal/not normal.  Hope she has a speedy recovery! 

✩ Silver 101618 posts
May 1st '17

Poor thing! I hope she heals quickly! DD walked off a curb during Halloween and got a nasty bump that definitely looked worse before it got better! It took about a week before the bump was barely noticeable. 

MommyBearTo4 Fenton, MO, United States 344 posts
May 1st '17

From my experience head boo boos swell like crazy and fast too. But also heal really fast too. So make sure to manage her headaches or pain and it should go down quickly. Poor girl!!!! 

NikkiLeAnne 4 kids; Illinois 3587 posts
May 1st '17

Thanks ladies! She's acting normal. Says it hurts a little bit I've been giving her ibuprofen and putting a gel ice pack on it. Poor baby :(

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4704 posts
May 1st '17

Dawl. Poor baby.  Tell her she can trick people and tell them she is turning into a unicorn  if they ask her what happened!  Be prepared for her to wake up with a throbbing headache I had a way smaller bump a month ago and it hurt so bad when I woke up in the mornings.  

NikkiLeAnne 4 kids; Illinois 3587 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting tinana+2 (21w):
Fairly normal-- some kids are just more prone to swelling. Ice packs and meds every 6 hours. Poor girl & poor mama...!


I get the sense you have a background in the medical field. So I'm curious if you know what could cause the dark circles under her eyes? She has had them for so long now. Sometimes they are darker than others.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48153 posts
status May 2nd '17

Quoting NikkiLeAnne:

I get the sense you have a background in the medical field. So I'm curious if you know what could cause the dark circles under her eyes? She has had them for so long now. Sometimes they are darker than others.


Could be nothing! Sometimes kids with allergies or asthma will have them, does she have either? I've heard in the past that it can be a vitamin deficiency but I don't think science backs it up.

mommeof2 2 kids; United States 1664 posts
May 2nd '17

Quoting NikkiLeAnne:

I get the sense you have a background in the medical field. So I'm curious if you know what could cause the dark circles under her eyes? She has had them for so long now. Sometimes they are darker than others.


They are allergic shinners my son has them 

NikkiLeAnne 4 kids; Illinois 3587 posts
May 2nd '17

Quoting tinana+2 (21w):

Could be nothing! Sometimes kids with allergies or asthma will have them, does she have either? I've heard in the past that it can be a vitamin deficiency but I don't think science backs it up.



She has both. She's on an inhaler and singulair and Claritin. Thank you!