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Head Injury in Children

Apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce the swelling.

If the lump is very large or has a soft, boggy feeling to it, seek medical care immediately to be sure there isn't a skull fracture.

If the lump continues to enlarge despite applying ice, call your doctor.

Click here to learn what to watch for after a head injury.

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