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Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Not sure: It depends what they are from. Some people develop small adhesions connecting the skin to the underlying tissue. These can be divided through a small opening in the skin to release the scar. To prevent the skin from scarring back down, some fat grafting can be done with pretty good success. If you are talking more about small pits, then dermabrasion may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

Closed head injury: Could be as a result of cumulative injury i.e. A second injury could have a bigger effect. Need to see a neurosurgeon or neurologist and get evaluated. If imaging studies are ok then should get better with therapy and time ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Yes: This is not a common deficit after head injury. However it does occur and loss of smell is most commonly caused by trauma. It may be permanent. ...Read more

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I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

Pins and needles: Or tingling headache. It is a part of the post concussion syndrome. Often accompanying the condition are symptoms of post-traumatic syndrome such as vertigo, blurred vision, memory impairment, reduced attention span, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

Medical records: Various institutions utilize different medical records formats. "s.O.M.R" stands for "source oriented medical record" - with specific sections: history ; physical, nursing notes, progress, laboratory and diagnostic testing. Each section is completed by individuals responsible for those sections and usually do not cross-reference data from one section to another. ...Read more

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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

No: There is no evidence to show that helmets cause head injuries. ...Read more

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Is numbness in left side of face permanent?

Is numbness in left side of face permanent?

Depends: Numbness after an anesthetic injection is temporary while numbness which has been present for about a year may be permanent. Consult a neurologist or orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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How do head injuries affect your intelligence ?

See below: Simply put if the brain in injured from a closed head injury, a portion of the brain that processes information my be compromised and the patient no longer is able to arrive at an answer. Obviously there is much more to it than that but hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What do you do for head injuries on the soccer field?

What do you do for head injuries on the soccer field?

Depends!: Any injury which involves a loss of consciousness, change in mental status, vomiting, lacerations or large hematomas will require removal from the game and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Depends: If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Head injuries in men over 55 do they grow insight with age?

Head injuries in men over 55 do they grow insight with age?

Depends on injuries: Head injuries vary from mild to severe. Surely the patients with very mild head injuries can age in a mananer close to the same manner as their un-injured peers. The less fortunate patients with severe head injuries and permanent brain damage would be so disabled that growing insight would not be an issue. ...Read more

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What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

Yes: Never hesitate to seek medical attention. If you are ok, then you will have that fear removed. If you have an injury that needs attention, then you will get help without delay. ...Read more

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Eight month old fell and hit his head. How do I prevent any injury?

Watch closely: If the child did not lose consciousness, in all likelihood he or she will not have had a serious brain or skull injury. However, if the child shows any irritability, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, or any other change in behavior, seek medical attention immediately. If there was any loss of consciousness, even briefly, you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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How long would it take until an internal injury of the head kills you?

How long would it take until an internal injury of the head kills you?

Too little info: Head injuries are of many different types & patterns and there is no specific time related to a potentially lethal injury, if the injury might be lethal at all. Neurologists and neurosurgeons typically accomplish multiple tests to sort out risk of death, or damage in the context of recovery. With severe brain injuries, a life span can be shortened because of complications but this depends on typ. ...Read more

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If a baby is born with a very round faceis that there permanent face shape?

If a baby is born with a very round faceis that there permanent face shape?

Parents: Face shape will change as child grows. Look at parents to determine child's eventual appearance. ...Read more