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Can I go for CT Scan of my 7 months son?
Sir/Mam My son fell form bed and have swelling in right side forehead. I took consultation with a child specialist he suggested for CT Scan but I am afraid . I read that CT Scan causes cancer in child. Please suggest and help me.
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Only on requirement doctor suggest such test... Although radiation r harmful but it depends exposure dose.
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Was the baby unconscious after fall, is he having recurrent vomiting, if yes, then neuroimaging is required, otherwise, keep observing the baby for development of new symptoms
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consult pediatrician if required.
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sometimes, vomiting may occur quite late, whenever you visit Pediatrician, inform about fall from bed
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If there is persistent vomiting , fits, bleeding from ear,nose,throat , loss of consciousness we need to go for imaging. Otherwise it's not mandatory.
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observation. put ice cubes over that region
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if above warning signs present, get imaging MRI is better
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