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Can A Sgnificant Head Injury Stunt Your Growth
Medications: Frequently when a patient with a traumatic brain injury recovers he/she goes through different stages. Where he starts depends on the severity of the injury. The patients may have agitation and confusion as they improve. This is treated with medications such as valproate, seroquel, (quetiapine) inderol. This helps to calm the patient. ...Read more
This is plenty: The number one thing to worry about in a head injury is the brain. This is also the number 2 and 3 and 4 etc thing to worry about. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Lots of things can go wrong and often do. Answering this question fills books.. Eyes, ears, mouth, jaws can be injured too but the effects are usually obvious soon after, while brain injury may not appear for months. ...Read more
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We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head injury: It really depends on the severity of the head injury, a mild one then going back to school should be no issue. A more severe injury with loss of consciousness could require more time. Best to discuss this with you treating physician as he/she will have a better understanding of what took place and can give better advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam: In general, by keeping the injured person awake, it allows for others to watch them closely in case the injured person begins to display neurologic changes early and allow for a more prompt trip to the hospital. If someone is sleeping, it would be much more difficult for an observer to know if the injured person is deteriorating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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