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Signs Of A Head Injury In A Toddler
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are signs of a serious head injury apparent pretty quickly after the fall? I've heard it's rare to have symptoms much after 4 hours?
Can a minor head injury cause infertility for a man? My husband was hit by a car while riding his bike when he was a child. He had some type of small plate placed in his head. I guess he lost fluid or something, I'm not sure. He's 45 now and has no childr
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
Do I need a neurologic exam? Closed-head injury as a child w loss of consciousness and temp paralysis (no medical care). I suffer frequent headaches -some migraine- and have bipolar disorder. I currently take lithium, lamictal, serequel, zoloft, and levo
Yes: Time to see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
My friend had a minor head injury a week ago, and now he is hacking up blood in his mucus. Is that a sign of internal bleeding?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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