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Scalp Contusion in Adults

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

A scalp contusion is a bruise on your scalp. There is bleeding under the scalp, but the skin is not broken. You may have swelling at the site of the bruise.


Home care:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Return to the emergency department or have someone call 911 if:

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