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please advise me what to do about a head injury?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
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.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How is head injury detected by temperature?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
High temp bad outcom: In hospitalized patients at risk for ongoing brain injury, the incidence of temperature increases within the range reported to worsen neurologic outcome (elevations of 1.0 degree c or more) was very high - potentially injurious, randomly occurring, and traditionally undertreated temperature. New therapeutic hypothermia is becoming an important intervention following acute neurologic injury.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is head injury treated?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Variable: Depending on type of damage to brain treatment is planned from nothing to surgery.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are there long term effects from a head injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on severity: As a general rule of thumb, the more severe the brain injury, the more permanent and debilitating damage will result. Effects can be immediate or long term, and can be physical, cognitive, or emotional. Traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate, or severe.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Will a single head injury have lifelong effects?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: Head injuries vary in severity from minor grade 1 concussions to grade 3 concussions to major head trauma that can cause brain hemorrhage or diffuse brain injury. Repeated concussions can have lifelong effects. However, the data is not there yet showing that a single minor concussion will have lifelong effects.
A 29-year-old female asked:

If I put and ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
No: Trauma to the scalp often produces a "goose egg" swelling due to bleeding into the membranes of the scalp. Ice and pressure will reduce the amount of bleeding. If injury is severe, evaluation may be necessary including ct scan to look for fracture or bleeding inside the skull. Ice and pressure will not affect the fracture or internal bleeding. But additional evaluation would be necessary.

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