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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
+oh21 (2.4) norm acth stim (8 - base, 28 - 60 min) acth (7) - not chilled pm cortisol 11. Test done during period + moving till 10 pm at night. Head injury in 2005. Invalid test? Ad disease? Staging?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer