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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Head Injury (Overview)

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What are the tests for head injury?

What are the tests for head injury?

CAT SCan: Computerized tomography (ct) scan of the head allows the brain to be imaged and examined for bleeding and swelling in the brain. It can also evaluate bony injuries to the skull and look for bleeding in the sinuses of the face associated with basilar skull fractures. Ct does not assess brain function, and patients suffering axonal shear injury may be comatose with a normal ct scan of the head. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Head Injury (Overview)

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Treating a Head Injury (Tip)

Treating a Head Injury

Most people recover quickly after a mild head 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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Treating a Head Injury (Tip)

Treating a Head Injury

Unintentional blunt trauma is the second leading cause of head injury. ...See more

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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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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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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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