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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 hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

Yes: Never hesitate to seek medical attention. If you are ok, then you will have that fear removed. If you have an injury that needs attention, then you will get help without delay. ...Read more

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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to,your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis of head and face treatment ?

Hyperhidrosis of head and face treatment ?

Difficult question: Topical medications. These include over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants.Iontophoresis. A battery-powered device delivers a low current of electricity through water-saturated wool pads. Oral medications. These may include medicines that block nerve impulses to sweat glands, inhibit sweating or reduce sweat output. A antidepressant or and botox. ...Read more

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I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

Treat them: You can try by going to your local pharmacy and purchasing acne medication to use. If the over the counter medication does not work, make an appointment with your dr. And see if rx medication is needed. Stay clean and wash your skin often. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Eight month old fell and hit his head. How do I prevent any injury?

Eight month old fell and hit his head. How do I prevent any injury?

Watch closely: If the child did not lose consciousness, in all likelihood he or she will not have had a serious brain or skull injury. However, if the child shows any irritability, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, or any other change in behavior, seek medical attention immediately. If there was any loss of consciousness, even briefly, you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Many reasons: Dr. Mandell described congenital causes of skull abnormalities. Other causes can be positional forces in infancy flattening the head. This positional plagiocephaly occurs when a baby doesn't move his head enough. Mostly it is a flat occiput. Invariably these conditions are benign with some notable exceptions. If you're well, then there is no need to worry. Cosmetics are something else entirely. ...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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With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

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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What to do if I have head injury that causes epilepsy?

Medication first: Start with seizure meds prescibed by a doctor. There are many good ones out there (meds and doctors) some people might do best with epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation or combinations of meds with or without surgery to abort or modulate break through seizures. You also need to monitor blood levels, get an eeg. Check calcium, sodium and magnesium levels. Talk to the doctor about restrictions. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a head injury?

How can I deal with a head injury?

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

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What are the tests for head injury?

What are the tests for head injury?

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 more

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Question: what is head injury really?

Question: what is head injury really?

Head vs brain: Head injury implies damage to any structure in the head. Brain injury is one aspect of head injury--the most important. Many head injuries do not involve the brain. Almost all brain injury implies head injury. ...Read more

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I've had head injury causing issues years later?

Yes: If i understand your question, head injury can cause lots of problems years later. ...Read more

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What should I do for my two year olds head injury?

What should I do for my two year olds head injury?

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

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Could i get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Could i get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Yes: Think shaken baby syndrome. Usually something else causes the shaking (car wreck or sports injurty). ...Read more

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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