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Head Injury In Adults
If a baby jump off his mom porch at 2 will she have problems with learning as an adult do to the head injury. ?
Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?
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
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
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
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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