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How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

We don't...: ...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

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

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

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What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

Depends: Please rephrase the question. exercise is good. Uncorrected low sodium increases the risk for seizures. How severe is the TBI? ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I know to be concerned about a head injury?

Doctors can you tell me when should I know to be concerned about a head injury?

Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

Exam: In general, by keeping the injured person awake, it allows for others to watch them closely in case the injured person begins to display neurologic changes early and allow for a more prompt trip to the hospital. If someone is sleeping, it would be much more difficult for an observer to know if the injured person is deteriorating. ...Read more

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I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

Not much: Unless your head injury was severe enough to cause brain damage at the time, and i'm guessing not as you are able to be online asking this question, you should not develop new brain problems now. If there was focal brain damage at the time, there is always a risk of seizure after several months but this is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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What to do if I could not smell or taste due to a head injury is there a name for this condition y?

Ansomia: This is common after even a relatively mild head injury & is related to disruption of the olfactory nerves (the sense of smell nerves). They are easily damaged as they pass through the base of the skull between the eyes. Unfortunately, recovery from this is rare. Other than not being able to smell smoke, the condition is not dangerous. Taste is involved because much of your taste is assoc w/ smell ...Read more

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Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Possible: What you propose is possible but you have to rule out other causes of seizures in your age group. These include tumors, strokes, vascular malformations and toxins and or allergies. Best to see a neurologist and clear things up so you don't miss something treatable. ...Read more

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I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

Closed head injury: Could be as a result of cumulative injury i.e. A second injury could have a bigger effect. Need to see a neurosurgeon or neurologist and get evaluated. If imaging studies are ok then should get better with therapy and time ...Read more

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Feeling a lot of pressure on top of my head, like someone pushing my head down. Sometimes if feels hot. I never had any head injury in my life.

Headaches : Headaches are very common symptoms of stress, sinusitis, vision problems, migraines, or other serious ilnessess. If also you also have vomiting or other feelings and symptoms, please go to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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