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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. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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How quickly do signs of head injury in a child develop after hitting their head? Is It usually fairly quick?

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 more

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Is a soft big bump signs of a head injury?

Is a soft big bump signs of a head injury?

Head injury: External signs of head trauma suggest the possibility of brain injury via the same mechanism. However, the skull separates the scalp from the brain, and what's been injured on one side of the skull doesn't necessarily predict the other. ...Read more

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Last night my one year old hit his face on my hard wood floor. He was showing signs of a head injury and I took him to the er. They told me to watch him for the next 12 hours. Now today he was acting a little normal but was fussy, and was playing normal.

Last night my one year old hit his face on my hard wood floor. He was showing signs of a head injury and I took him to the er. They told me to watch him for the next 12 hours. Now today he was acting a little normal but was fussy, and was playing normal.

Sounds good: Recurrent vomiting and a significant change in behavior/activities is the main sign of worsening problems. Be aware that an occasional vomiting episode can occur in those with very minor trauma and is not by itself reason to worry. Kids that age are quite resilient. ...Read more

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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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Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Possible: If the pituitary gland is damaged in a head injury production of growth hormone as well as other hormones could not only stop or slow growth ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about danger signs following a head injury?

Can you please tell me about danger signs following a head injury?

Head injury: Altered level of consciousness, severe headache, vomiting, confusion and difficulty communicating. If any of these occur, you should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Can you tell me some long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Long term effects: A child who experiences sever tbi may exhibit many consequences including motor handicaps, intellectual abnormalities, spasticity, alterations in the normal expected pattern of development, intellectually, motor and social. Many of the affected children will require special education services. Seizures occur frequently. ...Read more

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What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Depends on degree: The degree of injury can give you an indication of the potential long term effects. Those patients requiring surgery with prolonged coma before "waking up" have more extensive neurological dysfunction. Those that wake up can have: cognitive deficits, developmental delay, focal weakness, spasticity or increased tone. Hydrocephalus can develop years later as a result of cerebral degeneration. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a serious head injury I got hit in head 5 times in different places from punches. There is only one spot that hurts when I touch and that is the temple. I don't know if I have the " battle sign" behind my ear but its starting to hu

How do I know if I have a serious head injury I got hit in head 5 times in different places from punches. There is only one spot that hurts when I touch and that is the temple. I don't know if I have the " battle sign" behind my ear but its starting to hu

Even: Even if you are a physician, and it doesn't sound as if you are, you can't be your own physician. You need to see a doctor, one who will thoroughly evalute you for acute brain injuries and perhaps order ct or MRI scans to see what injury may be present to the skull or the brain. Whether your injuries are from sports (boxing, other types of combat sports) or an assault you need to be properly assessed. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Got a head injury at soccer yesterday and showing signs of concussion. Scheduled for CT scan tomorrow. How worried should I be?

Pay attention: If you have symptoms of headache, malaise, don't feel yourself, low energy, and activity or thinking makes worse, likely. Take it seriously, though self limiting. The ct is usually negative in a concussion eval but that doesn't mean you should return to sport. The most dangerous part of a concussion is the severity of the next injury while recovering from a concussion. See an expert. ...Read more

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I have IIH and my neurologist doesn't know why. He's done a LP, MRI, and CT no signs of anything. I'm not overweight no head injury. Why IIH?

I have IIH and my neurologist doesn't know why. He's done a LP, MRI, and CT no signs of anything. I'm not overweight no head injury. Why IIH?

Idiopathic: As the name implies, idiopathic intracranial hypertension often has no identifiable cause. Treatment is still imperative to resolve symptoms & protect the brain and vital structures. ...Read more

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My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

Sounds positive: Based upon your description, and now passage of almost 3 days, doubt you have any reasons to be concerned. If he were to get difficult to arouse, confused, have nausea and vomiting, these would be reasons to reassess. ...Read more

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After a head injury to a two year old, how do you know if your child's nose is running or if its the clear fluid that your told to watch for?

After a head injury to a two year old, how do you know if your child's nose is running or if its the clear fluid that your told to watch for?

Talk to MD: When in doubt consult a physician. The chemical makeup of cerebro-spinal fluid is different from that of nose dripping. The physician can evaluate your child and figure out what is causing the problem. ...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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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