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banged head - rapid enormous swelling (me not kids!) do I need to do anything?

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hatwoman Mon 04-Aug-08 10:15:34

I've seen this happen before - whopped my forehead on the doorframe and within a minute had a huge swelling - an inch and a half by an inch and raised by half cm to a cm. feel a bit odd but basically ok. I don;t need to do anything do I?

RubySlippers Mon 04-Aug-08 10:16:53

lump swelling outwards is good

sit down, ice pack and keep re-applying

if you are sick or get double vision then call GP/999

poor you

Seeline Mon 04-Aug-08 10:18:27

Put a packet of frozen peas (or similar) on it (wrap it in a tea towel first) to help reduce the swelling. If you start feeling sick or giddy, or your vision starts to go fuzzy, speak to your doctor or go to A&E - you may have concussion. Poor you - take more water with it as my Granny used to say hmm

hatwoman Mon 04-Aug-08 10:18:47

thanks. I'm working and I've got to call an interview someone. he's a medic. if I feel woozy maybe I can ask his advice grin

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