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Infant Hit On Head By Dodgeball
Hit the back of my head on a wall too hard 3 days back. I am just having a very mild headache. Shall I go see a doc? P.s IV got hit on head many times.
Maybe: If you had no change in your behavior or nerve function with the trauma or after and all you have is mild headache then this can result from skull trauma rather than brain trauma, in which case further evaluation may not be useful. If you had any change in behavior or nerve function then maybe concussion. Seeing doctor depends on country you live in and your own concerns. U.S. pushes evaluation ...Read more
Most of the times when I get up from my position of rest. I feel dizzy. Is this normal? I 'v got hit on head many times in the past. Is it cos of that?
Dizzy or Vertigo?: Need further clarification, provide a more detailed and strength. It could be due to in her ear problems or it could be due to orthostasis. He will need a physical examination to assess what is exactly going on. This to check with her doctor. ...Read more
I was hit on head and stunned 10 mo. Ago past mo. Started having involuntary jerks when laying down sometimes just leg sometimes whole body - related?
Check your brain: Start out with a family doc visit to have a complete neurological exam. These symptoms may or may not be related. This is too complicated to diagnose on healthtap. Good luck. ...Read more
Minor hit on head behind ear. 36 hours later still have localized pain. No dizziness, N/V, vision issues. Should I just be patient with the pain?
Bleeding from ear.: Try a cold compress on the ear first, but if that does not suffice, go to see your physician or to the nearest emergency room to be checked out. ...Read more
Have had 3 possible mild concussions at 8 week intervals this year. 1.Bumped heads with boyfriend. 2. Car door swung shut and hit head 3. Hit on head w/ 9 foot pool float. Are these concussions n will they turn into CTE later? Very worried
Concussions: It is doubtful these rough 8 weeks will give you CTE. We still are learning alot about it but the cause seems to be repetitive trauma over the course of time. Not just you but many people have whacked their head and so far there hasn't been a wave of CTE in the general population. It is in athletics and not just football so far. ...Read more
Hit on head with a heavy box& 2-3days later head feels like cold compact laying on side where hit. Cat scan shows nothing. Worry or take ibuprofen?
You have a Doctor: None of us here are going to interfere with the recommendations of your physician treating you there in person. The physician who ordered your ct scan is caring for you. We do not have any of those reports, have not examined you, and do not know what you have been prescribed or told by your physician. In this case we defer to the doctor who is caring for you. ...Read more
I did excessive exercise during which I got hit on head. Area swollen a bit but no pain there. Bodyach better but still a bit dizzy. Shud see doctor?
How long: How long has the dizziness lasted and how severe is it? Does it feel like you or the room you are in is spinning? Does it make standing still or walking difficult? Are your ears ringing? Dizziness warrants a physician visit, because some things that cause dizziness can be serious. ...Read more
Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?
Get evaluated: I would highly recommend going and getting evaluated with imaging to rule out a brain bleed with or without skull fracture. These can be rather insidious and come on slowly and then very suddenly and sometimes even cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
Headache worse lying down, woke with stiff neck, sore throat and my muscles are aching. Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?
Got hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 10 hours ago. No severe headache. Still need to be concerned about brain damage?
It depends: What symptoms are you having? Did you lose conciousness? Do you have any memory loss for the time before or after the injury? Even if you have a normal head ct, you could still have mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, which can cause longterm problems with memory, cognitive function, headaches, fatigue and dizziness. See a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve in a few days. ...Read more
14 y.O. Boy hit in side of head with a dodgeball. Complained of headache, but it got better and was running and playing normally. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: I would not expect a foam dodgeball to cause brain damage. If he has had a concussion it should be apparent and he should show some signs of impaired thinking or memory and pain. Usually following head trauma we watch for a significant change in personality or demeanor in the next 24 hours. If he has to change in his mood or an increase in pain then see the emergency room. ...Read more
Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: Healthy 22 yr usually has a pretty hard-head. It has been 12 hours and you don't really have any concerning symptoms and so significant brain injury is highly highly unlikely. If u were 72 it would be a different story because of a possibility of a very slow bleed. So, just be careful playing sports/protect your head, otherwise you are lucky this episode. Good luck. ...Read more
My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time I sleep I was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?
Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! As a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you? " are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...Read more
Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more
Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller. If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid. If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head. It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more
Do all infants lose there hair? If so when? My baby was born 2 weeks ago with a head full of hair.
No: No, not all do. No worries though, if baby does lose hair, then you will perhaps have a rough photo op month, but it will pass. This often coincides with the phenomena of infant acne, which might lead you to skip that 2 month photo altogether. My son had this terribly and lost his head full of blonde curls. We called him " crusty crab" there for a while. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more
My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage. How do I know??
Pictures online: Bruising on a newborn's face can be a common sight after birth. Check out this website from Stanford for pictures of where bruising often occurs: http://newborns. Stanford. Edu/PhotoGallery/FacialBruising1.html ...Read more
He needs head images: In children less than two years of age, even minor head trauma can be complicated by skull fractures and intracranial injury. If you have an infant less than 12 months of age, that fell 2 feet in to a hard surface, he should be taken in to be seen by his pediatrician or to the er for imaging of his head as soon as possible. ...Read more
Plagiocephaly: Infant skulls are soft often flatten. The odd shape is called plagiocephaly. It can reverse by making him sleep on his back, alternate the head to right then left, place your baby on his stomach while awake and in an infant chair when appropriate to reduce the pressure on the skull. Also often the neck muscles get stiff. If your infant is stiff, then rotate the neck gently and hold 5 to 10 sec ...Read more
My infant's head flops back sometimes when I pick her up. I know to support her head, but is this cause for concern?
Cat scan of head: Cat scan of head will be the test. ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible. However are you talking about in your child, or in an adult? If it is a child, with speech therapy the speech can potentially return to normal or close to it. If it is in an older person, it may be more complicated, but speech therapy would be the best way to re-train your speech. ...Read more
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?
Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home. If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more
This is regarding my 3week old infant. He's developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything I can do or possibly give to him?
Be patient: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth. Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more
See answer: To a very specific question here is a very specific answer: average head circumference of a 5 month 10 days baby girl is 42cm or 16.5 inches. If u need more information or the normal range of head circumferences for any age group then u can look up under: cdc. Gov/ growthcharts. ...Read more
When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome?
Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. Everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?
Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)
Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).
Concerned: Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more
Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?
Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are worth the tiny risk. Plan for your child to have a normal life, teach him/her the social and job skills that tomorrow's competitive world will require, and create a winner rather than a worrier. ...Read more
Child had 2 head CT scans as an infant, now is a healthy 6 year old. Should we be concerned about increased risk of childhood cancer or lifetime risk?
Probably not: If you or your child's doctor are able, ask the radiology group where the ct scans were done about the dose of radiation. Higher radiation doses are associated with better resolution of the ct images, and so children's hospitals struggle with the trade off between radiation and great images. Likely your child's risk of cancer from the radiation of 2 scans is low. ...Read more
Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?
Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more
Not exactly: A ct is by definition 'radiation', since it is a series of xrays computer reconstructed as sliced pictures of body tissues. It doesn't cause radiation but exposes the person to radiation. Modern ones may expose one to an amount similar to a transcontinental flight over the usa. Repeat exposure is a current topic of concern, but no specific learning disorder has been identified as connected to this. ...Read more
See urgent care doc: A blow to the eye by any projectile, blunt or sharp required an examination. You never know what concerns there are without a thorough exam. This is especially true for penetrating injuries. But even blunt injuries can result in inflammation, bleeding and torn tissues, all of which can affect your vision. See an Eye MD or urgent care MD ASAP. ...Read more