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What are the symptoms that can manifest after a head injury?

What are the symptoms that can manifest after a head injury?

Many: Headaches, dizziness, light sensitivity, confusion, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, fatigue, altered mental status, abnormal temperament, and labile affect are the most common. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

No: If a person can work and are able to perform their task it would benefit for them to work and keep a routine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink after a head injury?

Is it safe to drink after a head injury?

Depends : I assume that you are not hospitalized and did not have a loss of consciousness. If you are not having any current symptoms, drinking water should be fine. ...Read more

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Is stuttering after a head injury normal?

Is stuttering after a head injury normal?

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 more

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

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 more

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How long after a head injury should you stay away from roller coasters?

How long after a head injury should you stay away from roller coasters?

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

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What does sharp waves and left side slowing mean on an EEG after a head injury?

What does sharp waves and left side slowing mean on an EEG after a head injury?

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

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7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

Close observation: The scalp hematoma will typically resolve over the course of several weeks. If no other problems, just closely observe the child for another week. It sounds like the child is doing fine. ...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