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DD has dark shadows around her eyes 3 days after a nasty bump to the head :(

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bettyspaghetti33 Wed 01-May-13 15:34:07

Just hoping for a bit of advise or reassurance if anyone else has been in a similar situation. Basically DD, who is 2.4yrs, decided to flip herself off the sofa and landed flat on her face on the floor. She had a massive bump to the head which looked huge and scary, we managed to reduce the swelling a lot by using a cold compress and after she had calmed down she seemed to be back to normal. It is only today, 3 days later, that we've noticed she's suddenly got two dark shadows around her inner eyes which is concerning us a little. I've read it could be associated with an allergic reaction which may be true as she has eczema which comes and goes but she's never had this as well. Or DH said it could be the bruising from the bump she had moving down from her forehead which I'm also not too sure about, never heard of bruises moving as such. Anyone got any ideas ?

FoodieToo Wed 01-May-13 17:20:04

This has happened to my kids lots of times.

I went to the Gp the first time but he said it s totally normal after a bad bump on the head to get a black eye or even two black eyes,depending where the bump has been.

rubyslippers Wed 01-May-13 17:24:31

i would speak to your GP

has she been dizzy or nauseous?

i had a massive bump to my head and my eyes are bruised ... i've been thoroughly checked out and have concussion

i would seek RL medical advice to be honest

bettyspaghetti33 Wed 01-May-13 19:05:07

Thanks for your replies, Its good to know it is normal after a bad bump to the head. I hear what you're saying about concussion and it is a serious issue to consider. However DD was totally normal after the bump, she was not dizzy or nauseous at all just upset as would be expected. She is still reacting totally normally 3 days on and is still full of beans and trying to jump over the sofa again!

FoodieToo Wed 01-May-13 19:28:25

I believe it is just some of the bruised blood moving down to the eye area?

Could be wrong. But it has happened a good number of times here.

rubyslippers Wed 01-May-13 19:40:48

Ah ok

I can barely move off the sofa

3 year olds are obviously more resilient than 30-something's!

BitOutOfPractice Wed 01-May-13 19:42:28

My DD also had this. Fell over and larruped her haed off the playground. Two black eyes a few days later. She was fine though

roundtower Wed 01-May-13 19:46:33

My dd did this last year aged 3, she had an horrific bump on her forehead, resulting in two black eyes after a couple of days. Awful to look at but she seemed totally oblivious to it after the initial fall.

frazzledbutcalm Fri 03-May-13 20:42:04

Dd recently had a very nasty bump to the back of her head. She got concussion. Took 3 weeks for all symptoms to disappear.

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