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What To Do For A Head Injury
Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unconsciousness: Head injury severity is determined by the duration of symptoms following the injury. If you have wooziness for less than 15 minutes you are probably ok, if it lasts longer than an hour it is more serious, if you are unaware of your surroundings for more than a day it is very serious. ...Read more
See your doctor: A concussion is a serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if you have lost consciousness, feel nauseous or dizzy. Concussions are impact injuries of the brain and repeat injuries can cause irreversible damage. See your primary care physician, a neurologist, or the er if you think you may have recently sustained one. Don't take it lightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprain ankle ?: If it happened within last 6-12 hours it may still benefit from cold compresses with ice .Ideally you should get your ankle xrayed and evaluated by an er/urgent care doc, to rule out fractures as there is a possibility. If you can't go tonight to see the dr, keep your foot elvated on a pillow , can take pain killers-otc motrin/aleeve if you are not allergic/no kidney dz.See dr in the am, cold compr. ...Read more
Be sure of cause: If you normally never had headaches in the past and headaches only occur whilie wearing braces, only then it can be said with some confidence that headaches are due to braces which may not be properly fitting. However if you get even mild headaches at other times or before braces also then most common cause is migraines. ...Read more
Concussion: Minor head injury should not cause symptoms, if you experience any symptoms like, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, memory problem, nausea, balance issue, and sleep disturbances this may be because you have concussion which is going to have a benign course if there is no any bleeding or structural injury of the brain or spinal cord, the symptoms will decrease gradually but you have to take res. ...Read more
Strained back: Michael: strained muscles usually heal with time (few days to 2-3 weeks). Initially, get some pain relief with acetaminophen (tylenol), and start physical therapy. Some people find short-term benefit with ice packs (apply a frozen bag of corn wrapped in a tea towel to the affected area) or moist heat. Long-term, back education and back strengthening are v. good preventative strategies. Nisha ...Read more
Get help: The main problem with bystanders and neck injuries is a desire to help them yourself. First - call for qualified help (ems, ambulance, 911). Sometimes patients have an unstable neck injury that can be made worse by moving them. Let the appropriately trained people put the person in a neck brace and then take them for x rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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