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Head injury?!

(3 Posts)
nomoreminibreaks Sat 29-Sep-12 12:35:53

My 18 month old DS just had a fall against a chest of drawers and the quite sharp handle. He's now missing a little chunk out of the back of his head - about half a cm long and it's quite open.

It hasn't bled a lot and other than a little crying straight after it happened he's been completely fine (he is a bit of a hardnut generally though).

My gut tells me he's fine but DH is wondering whether it needs a stitch or glueing. It's on the back of his head so it won't mean an unsightly scar.


BeaWheesht Sat 29-Sep-12 12:41:35

From what you describe I'd take him to minor injuries.

Mewsical Sun 30-Sep-12 07:36:44

Definitely take him in to be assessed and they will probably tell you which method is more appropriate and why.

However, my DC did this and I wish that the head had been stitched and not glued. The glue just formed a large plug and took months for the skin to heal around it leaving a large hairless scar.

I hindsight I wish I'd asked for it to be stitched.

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