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Dementia In Head Injury In Children
No: Depends on the extent and area/cell structure involved in damage. ...Read more
Can a minor head injury cause infertility for a man? My husband was hit by a car while riding his bike when he was a child. He had some type of small plate placed in his head. I guess he lost fluid or something, I'm not sure. He's 45 now and has no childr
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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Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercising' the neural pathways and doing activities to rebuild cognitive skills. ...Read more
Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...Read more
Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more
I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?
I had head injury two days ago and doctors suggest me to take eptoin 100 mg thrice a day while my cut scan normal. How long I need it.
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You probably mean "phenytoin" 100 mgs 3 times a day. This drug, which protects from having seizures after trauma or hemorrhage is commonly used for a few weeks until the patient is either "cleared" from having a serious injury or treated.
The clearance process includes normal neurological evaluation, and normal MRI scans. You should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more
Tomorrow I am failing from the stairs. Head injury on the left side. Left side of my head is swollen. Left side of my body is paining.?
Seriously?: Sounds like you need to take a trip to the ed for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a large painful squishy lump on top of my head, haven't had any recent head injury, its been getting gradually larger and more painful.
I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or I get hot and cold?
Hot Falshes? Why: Past head injury is not likely to be the cause of your present problem. At your (young) age there is no good reason to have hot flashes. But it can be a symptom of some metabolic disorder or stressful emotional problem. Therefore I would advise you to seek a medical evaluation by your internist or family physician so that they can check your overall health including your thyroid /metabolic health. ...Read more
I suffered a head injury about 3 years ago. Is it normal to still be getting occasional migraines & to still have issues with short term memory?
Concussion: Look up concussion. These seem to be post concussive symptoms. All head injuries vary and depend on the extent of the head injury. Yes is the answer to the question and both seem to improve over time. Having a neurologist or neurosurgeon with the help of a neuropsychologist can be helpful. ...Read more
I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or I get hot and cold?
Medication first: Start with seizure meds prescibed by a doctor. There are many good ones out there (meds and doctors) some people might do best with epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation or combinations of meds with or without surgery to abort or modulate break through seizures. You also need to monitor blood levels, get an eeg. Check calcium, sodium and magnesium levels. Talk to the doctor about restrictions. ...Read more
Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how serious it was. Physical therapy can help with retraining if needed for things like walking and balance (assuming they could do these before the injury and now can't). Speech therapy can help with some cognitive problems that can arise after a moderate to severe head injury. Fortunately, the brain is still developing quite a lot at this stage so minor injuries can be overcome. ...Read more
Yes: Think shaken baby syndrome. Usually something else causes the shaking (car wreck or sports injurty). ...Read more
See below: If you are still having symptoms, or if you are unsure whether or not something that is occurring is from a head injury, then let me suggest consultation with a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. If you are not having any symptoms, then your should be relieved and feel confident that no permanent damage has occurred. ...Read more
...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 more
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 more