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fell down steps...safe to give tyelenol?

is it safe to give my daughter tylenol if she fell down stairs? she fell down 7 steps, has a small bump on the side of her head. otherwise, her vision is fine, eyes look normal and shes keeping down juice/popsicles fine. shes 3 1/2. trying to call after hours number but can't get through, any nurses or md's out there that would have an idea.

 
vabchmommy

Asked by vabchmommy at 7:14 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I wouldn't give her tylenol unless she is in pain. My DD had a concussion once and it took about 2 hrs before I notived any symptoms.
    mummy22kids

    Answer by mummy22kids at 7:22 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • I agree on holding off on tylenol. It cold mask symptoms.
    GailllAZ

    Answer by GailllAZ at 7:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • If she does possibly have a brain injury the Tylenol could make it worse, I would wait.

    HMHUTSON

    Answer by HMHUTSON at 8:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • i agree with all 3 wait on the tylenol, use some ice and TLC and as long as everything else seems fine she should be fine, my daughter has done that before when she was 3 shes now 4 and thats what a doctor told me
    angelnina8715

    Answer by angelnina8715 at 9:50 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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