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how do doctors know if i child has a head injury?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well.
Answered on Oct 16, 2013
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen commented
18 years experience Neurosurgery
I agree With Dr. Louis . As a neurosurgeon I commonly see multiple head injuries including pedis. Nausea/vomiting is Commonly associated.
Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
34 years experience Neurosurgery
A relatively minor blow to the head can cause a concussion. In children this is often manifested by nausea, vomiting and imbalance. In addition, the child may become lethargic and complain of headache.
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Vomiting,other signs: If your baby falls and hits his head, and then subsequently has ongoing periods of vomiting, he should be evaluated. Other signs of concern can be: loss of consciousness, lethargy, severe pain/unconsoleable child, loss of movement of an extremity, seizure after fall, loss of developmental milestones, unequal pupils or movements of the eyes. Any of these symptoms require immediate care.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Head injury: Loss of consciousness with a fall or a blow to the head is the most common side of a serious head injury. An associated skull fracture can also be a secondary serious findings. So if a child has a fall with no loss of consciousness or fracture the likely hood of a serious brain injury is low.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013

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