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Baby Injuries

Babies are more prone to injury. The common causes are accidents, car crashes, crush injuries, drowning, and falling. Hence it is essential to keep an eye on the baby to avoid such injuries.

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Will falling down frequently while playing likely to cause any harm in 15-month-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My niece is 15 months old and very mischievous. She keeps running around the house the whole day. We have tile flooring in our house, so whenever she falls on the head she gets swelling. We are always vigilant and do not let her out of sight, but still, sometimes she is too quick and w...  Read Full »

Dr. Med, Özlem Karabuda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal for children of this age to move around a whole day long. They are very curious about all the new things they can explore, and about all the new things they can do better every day like running, climbing, hopping and much more. They are exploring the wor...  Read Full »

My 19-month-old child got eucalyptus oil in his eye. What are the consequences?

Query: Hello doctor, My 19-month-old child accidentally got eucalyptus oil in his right eye when the bottle splashed out from the hand. I kept a cold compress over the eye as he was not letting me do anything else is too agitated. He settled down soon after and fell asleep. What are the short and long ter...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Such an occurrence is quite common in children, and most often does not result in any eye damage. The first thing to do is to wash his eye very thoroughly with clean running water, and this should remove all oil from his eye. Usually, this measure alone is quite suff...  Read Full »

One liter water bottle fallen in my 5.5 months old baby's head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby was 5.5 months old. One liter water bottle fallen in my baby's head, and that place became reddish. Already she was suffering from fever too. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please apply cold water bag to the reddish area. Also, you will need to start the child on drops crocin based on the current weight of the child (is it 6 lbs? 6 lbs is too less for a 5.5 months old child). Dose for 6 lbs is 0.3 ml of drops crocin (100 mg/ml). Also pl...  Read Full »

My daughter banged her head on a chair and after which she cried and vomitted. Should I go for an MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 16-month-old child. When she was 10 months old, she banged her head between her eyes, inner left brow rather firmly on a blunt object. She was attempting to stand up holding onto a chair, and when she quickly sat, her head firmly bumped the bottom of the portion of the chair w...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The mark on eyebrow may be some superficial injury. Your kid is not having any symptom of deep brain injury. Your kid was back to play shortly after an injury. Did she have any headache or vomiting or weakness of one side of body or seizure? If not, she is unlikely to...  Read Full »

Why does my 9 months old daughter cry and become angry easily since she fell off the bed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nine-month-old daughter. She fell down from the bed yesterday. I do not know whether she got a hit in her head. I looked at her gently to see whether she has any signs of an injury. After making sure that there is no injury, I started consoling her because she started to cry u...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, your baby cries easily, becomes angry easily, and exhibits extreme emotions due to a suspect of fall from the bed. Young children who cannot talk will show things going wrong by doing actions. They act fussy or irr...  Read Full »

How to ensure the normalcy of oral cavity in a toddler after a hit on hard floor?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my toddler was running in our living room, she fell and hit her mouth on the hardwood floor. I immediately picked her up and rushed her to the bathroom. There was a good amount of blood that was coming from the gums of her two front teeth. The bleeding stopped quickly and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It hurts a lot seeing a kid in pain. The best way is to take a cotton ball squeeze in cold water and place over the bleed and apply gentle pressure. The cold cotton ball prevents any signs of inflammation and pain too to quite an ext...  Read Full »

My 11-month-old daughter fell from the bed and cried a little and now she is throwing up milk. Does she need a checkup?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 months old and ell from the bed which is 70 cm in height at approximately around two in the morning. When she fell, she cried a little and then after being fed by her mother she fell asleep and did not have any trouble. She woke up in the morning normally without any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. 1. If the baby is not irritable, feeding well, and playful it is less likely the baby could have serious injury. 2. Watch for local swelling. 3. Observe inconsolable crying, persistent vomiting, fever, convulsions (fits), a...  Read Full »

Can a forceful blow on the baby's stomach cause any internal organ damage?

Query: Hello doctor, My phone accidentally fell on my 2 weeks old baby's stomach. He did not cry or anything, but I am worried that it has damaged his stomach or something.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to for the query.I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your phone accidentally fell in your 2 weeks baby's stomach. And your query is about its after-effects.A forceful blow to a baby's abdomen can increase a child's risk for internal organ damage ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about accidentally hitting my three-month-old in the soft spot. Is that harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,I accidentally hit my three-month-old on her soft spot with a phone while I was feeding her. She did not cry so I did not think much about it. However, I have noticed a small bulge on her soft spot. Later she was quite fussy with the feeds and did not sleep at all. After a day, the bulg...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is good to know that feeding and passing urine or motion is normal. If the fussiness does not reduce after a couple of days, I would advise you to consult a nearby pediatrician for a detailed evaluation. I hope this information will h...  Read Full »

I accidentally dropped my phone on my 70-day-old baby’s forehead. Will it cause any long-lasting damage?

Query: Hello doctor, When my baby was 70 days old, I accidentally dropped my phone, which weighs 0.5 pounds, on his forehead. I am worried that I may have caused damage. I immediately took him to the hospital, and the doctor examined him and said he seemed fine. The doctor instructed me to monitor him clos...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I am glad that you took the baby to the doctor for examination. If the baby develops any symptoms due to the injury, these symptoms usually appear within 24 to 72 hours. It is less likely that the baby will develop an...  Read Full »

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