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    How is he?

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    A couple of things from an ED doctor's point of view:

    Using glue in children is far less traumatic than sutures. No need for local anaesthetic injection, which stings, and distresses the child.

    If the wound is on the scalp, scarring is less of an issue as it cannot be seen.

    Yes, the scalp bleeds alot. Cold compression can often stop the bleeding and allow a clot to form.

    If you are at all concerned about your child, following a head injury, take him back to the ED. No-one will mind. The ED will usually monitor him for a while, then send him home. There is usually no clinical need for imaging, and observation is usually all that is required. (Kids have far less fragile blood vessels within their skulls than older people. Kids are "designed" to with-stand blows to the head. Anyone with a 2-year-old can attest to that!).

    If your little one seems excessively sleepy, is less easily rousable, continues to vomit, or shows any signs which seem odd or strange to you, just take him back to ED.

    Hope this helps

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    Sorry I just saw the last few replies.

    He is fine, still has a lump but the bleeding stopped at some point during the night, he had a bandage on which DH put on and when he woke it was off with not much blood on it at all.

    Thanks wveryone

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