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What To Do After A Head Injury
A head injury is a condition in which there is injury to the skull, scalp, or brain. The injury may range from a minor bump on the head or a more severe brain injury. The head injury may result in an open wound with visible bleeding or it may result in a closed wound with internal bleeding ...Read more
Yes: It is normal to have a headache after a head injury. But there are several things you need to keep track of. It is not normal for your child to have several episodes of vomiting or loss of consciousness after a head injury. Other worrisome signs after a head injury include seizures, irritability, changes in vision or changes in behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EEG interp: Sharp waves and slowing on one side, especially in one region, suggest an increased risk of seizures, due to changes in the cortex (surface of the brain) in that area. Have you had any symptoms of a seizure? If so, it may be a good idea to take some seizure precautions in such a case. ...Read more
Depends!: Any injury which involves a loss of consciousness, change in mental status, vomiting, severe headaches, clear fluid from nose or ears, large hematoma will require an immediate evaluation by a physician and follow up by the physician for any residual symptoms. If any residual symptoms persist, neurology is usually consulted and they will determine your capability of tolerating such forces involved. ...Read more
Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Necessarily: Assuming that there were no problems prior to the head injury, various speech problems can occur after this type of injury, but it depends on the area of the brain that is affected. It is always a good idea for a person to be fully evaluated after a head injury for all kinds of possible problems related to learning, communication, and even personality or behavioral changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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