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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 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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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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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 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

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. I am assuming that you did not have a loss of consciousness since it was not mentioned. You could have a mild concussion without loss of consciousness. You might feel dazed, have blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, headache, confusion ad problems with your short term memory. A more significant injury could present with loss of consciousness, recurrent vomiting, persistent confusion, restlessess, feeling weak, a bad headache, loss of memory, slurred speech, feeling very tired and inability to walk. A basilar skull fracture requires a lot of force and can present with the “battle sign” bruising over the mastoid process. There can also be raccoon eyes (two black eyes) and clear liquid leaking from the nose or ears. If these things apply, then you may have a serious injury and should get medical attention. ...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