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iVillage.com: Kitchen 911: How to Handle Burns, Cuts and Other Cooking Disasters

You Bump Your Head

Ice the area immediately for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce the risk of swelling, and take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen, advises Dr. John.

Go to the ER if: You’ve lost consciousness -- even briefly – or you have a headache that worsens despite pain medication, or you experience nausea, vomiting, or slurred speech, all possible signs of a concussion.

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