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What are the tests for head injury?

What are the tests for head injury?

Several: The usual test is a CT scan of the head, which provides a huge amount of information. An MRI is done in a few specialized cases, usually if the symptoms are severe but the CT scan is normal. There is one type of brain injury that a CT does not detect. Rarely an arteriogram may be performed to look for a blood vessel injury. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Aaron Ament Dr. Ament
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Head injury (Tip)

Who is a good psychiatrist who works with ptsd and tbi (traumatic brain injury)? ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How quickly do signs of head injury in a child develop after hitting their head? Is It usually fairly quick?

How quickly do signs of head injury in a child develop after hitting their head? Is
It usually fairly quick?

Not always: If your child hits his/her head look for loss of consciousness and how long. Observe for any vomiting, increasing head pain or change in behavior. If any of these symptoms occur have him seen immediately. Some injuries will present with a lucent period before the above symptoms occur. Some complications of head injuries may occur within 24-48 hours others longer. ...Read more

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My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

encephalomalacia: This essentially refers to damaged brain. It is not really an active disease but a response to an injury--essentially the lasting scar of where once viable brain tissue used to be. There is no real reversal of this process. ...Read more

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Dr. Sophie Duriez Dr. Duriez
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Head injury (Tip)

Ask your doctor to rule out brain injury and ask for a referral to an experienced ptsd therapist. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider EMDR as a form of treatment, discuss with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques to help when flashbacks occur
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How do I know if I have a head injury if passed out from a fall?

Get information: You should contact your doctor or a neurologist to discuss what happened to you. A neurological examination would tell if damage has occurred. ...Read more

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Head injury (Tip)

Total brain rest is the key to recovery...Including no "screen time.". ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

No: There is no evidence to show that helmets cause head injuries. ...Read more

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What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

Medical records: Various institutions utilize different medical records formats. "s.O.M.R" stands for "source oriented medical record" - with specific sections: history ; physical, nursing notes, progress, laboratory and diagnostic testing. Each section is completed by individuals responsible for those sections and usually do not cross-reference data from one section to another. ...Read more

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Head injury (Tip)

Take lots of naps. Resting your brain will help you feel clearer and have less headaches. ...See more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding , is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide ? Or what is recommended ? Is it safe to shampoo ?

How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding , is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide ? Or what is recommended ? Is it safe to shampoo ?

No peroxide: If this is just a bump that. Bled a little no peroxide shampoo ok biggest problem may be surrounding hair if it needed sutures gental cleaning ok no peroxide if hair a problem might need to shave a small bald spot to hold a dressing dressing a scalp wound in hair is hard. I would be happy to discuss further. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

NOT RELATED: Swollen glands are not related to head injury head injury can not cause swollen glands, if you have swollen glands you should see your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
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Head injury (Tip)

Create a safe place in your mind that you can retreat to when nervous, but not when threatened. ...See more

Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
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Tell doctor about neurological changes
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Get EEG if you have lapses
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Follow doctor's advice
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more