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staying awake after head injury

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Head injury: You may leave the child go to sleep but make sure you can rouse him at frequent intervals.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No specific interval: Different from adults, we do not wake most infants hourly for a day to check for head injury effects. Infants who were not knocked out can be kept in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
TV fiction: The whole thing about keeping someone awake after a head injury is for drama on tv. Certainly, if someone is lethargic (groggy), that would be signs o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doc if worried: In the old days, people were advised to stay awake, or have someone wake them up periodically to make sure they were ok after a head injury. Unfortuna ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Variable: Depending on type of damage to brain treatment is planned from nothing to surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
CAT SCan: Computerized tomography (ct) scan of the head allows the brain to be imaged and examined for bleeding and swelling in the brain. It can also evaluate ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Head vs brain: Head injury implies damage to any structure in the head. Brain injury is one aspect of head injury--the most important. Many head injuries do not in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depen ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Too vague: This is an incredibly vague ??? If you are concerned you can call your local ER and speak to an RN. If it seems more urgent, go to the ER. Hard to say ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
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

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