Answers and questions on pediatric neurology

The 6 month-child began to crawl and fell off the couch – he cried a little and stopped, but there was a clour on his forehead. Do I need to go to the doctor or is it okay?
Answer: 04.10.2019

A clour on the head after a fall is a superficial head injury; it does not exclude intracranial injury. It is necessary to pay attention if there is vomiting, changes in the child’s behavior – these symptoms may indicate the presence of craniocerebral trauma and require additional consultation by a neurosurgeon.

Kholodova Marina Vladimirovna
Pediatric neurologist. The superior expert qualification category. The first qualification category. Work experience is 31 years.