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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. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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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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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

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