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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Depends: If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?

Pagophagia: Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption of ice or iced drinks. It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia and shown to respond to iron supplementation. Some believe that some forms of pica may be the result of nutritional deficiency. Chewing ice may lessen pain in glossitis related to iron deficiency anemia. No association with head injury. ...Read more

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If I put and ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

If I put and  ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

No: Trauma to the scalp often produces a "goose egg" swelling due to bleeding into the membranes of the scalp. Ice and pressure will reduce the amount of bleeding. If injury is severe, evaluation may be necessary including ct scan to look for fracture or bleeding inside the skull. Ice and pressure will not affect the fracture or internal bleeding. But additional evaluation would be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if emergency head injury!?

What to do if emergency head injury!?

Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depending on the magnitude of the injury and symptoms do a Head CT scan. ...Read more

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Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Head injury: Treatment is based on the severity of the injury - with a skull fracture, significant loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting and other findings the patient would need an extensive inpatient workup. Head injury without loss of consciousness and external signs of trauma other than scalp bruising is normally just followed. If no new neurological symptoms occur then no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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Could a head injury make someone feel sick?

Yes: Nausea and vomiting can be caused by head injury and is generally a sign of more serious head trauma requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What prognosis can we expect for a head injury?

What prognosis can we expect for a head injury?

Prognosis Head INJUR: Prognosis of any headinjury dependant on the extent of the injury. In children with uncomplicated minor head injuries the risk of intracranial bleeding over the next year is rare2 cases in million the incidence of head injury is 300 of 100000 populationper year with a mortality rate of 25 per 100000 in north america, and 9 per 100000 in britain. ...Read more

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How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

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

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What are the signs of head injury with a child?

What are the signs of head injury with a child?

Many: Crankiness, sleepiness, agitation, change in appetite, confusion, lapses, seizures can occur. Any change from the norm should prompt medical attention. ...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