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how unhealthy are injuries to the head?

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Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Can be v unhealthy: The time it takes to recover fully after concussion depends on a number of factors. These include how severe the concussion was, one's age, health before injury, and how well you take care of yourself after the concussion. Rest is very important so your brain can heal. Avoid physically demanding activities. Don't use alcohol or other drugs as they can slow your recovery. See your doctor.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Unhealthy: without an exam, I can only give general information, and "head injury" covers a wide spectrum from a small bump (not very dangerous). to concussion, characterized by signs of irritability (mood, or also light/noise/contact avoidance, headache, change in mentation) to bleeding inthe brain (very very serious).

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