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Autism Helmet Head Banging
Certainly: Any type of head trauma could cause a concussion, but please note, by definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss or memory or a combination of both. Headache secondary to head impact does not qualify. However, maybe your head pain could respond to therapy. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Look for Changes...: Look for changes in behavior. Children hit their heads often; most do very well after an accident. Crying in this case is good unless it is prolonged. Look for excessive sleepiness, vomiting, or change in mental status. If a bump (goose egg) is there and there is no bleeding, try a cold compress or sack of frozen peas. If vomiting does occur call your doctor or go directly to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See ans: I not sure I understand what you are asking but there is a postictel after a seizure. So at that time there are many symptoms and one may be the feeling of heaviness or cludinress. Now if the heaviness s everyday then this may be from the medications. Best to discuss with your doctor with a good history ...Read more
9mos concussion, pcs. Hit head again 2mos ago. Evaluated neur/psych, ct/mri normal. Invasive desire to hit head. Dizzy when the feeling comes. Wtf?
Postconcussive: A postconcussive syndrome can bring about any other psychiatric syndrome including an impulse control disorder nos. Seen from this perspective, medicinally one might expect benefit from Hydroxyzine dosed as tolerated between 10 mg daily up to 25 mg PO qid. If you also have posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology, there is always the possibility of a self-directed anger coming back at you in the form of a repetition compulsion.Either way, psychotherapy along with medication would certainly be the way to go.Low-dose antipsychotic interventions are sometimes also helpful in such conditions but i would certainly give Hydroxyzine a trial run first if you were among my patient population. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a 9 mo. Old has a skull fracture, can playing "bouncy-bouncy" on your leg, (baby's rear lifts off mommy's leg, baby's head flops) cause injury?
No: You are clearly a very concerned wonderful babysitter and i respect your question. ...Read more
11 year old cousin, suffered head injury He's delusional, and falling asleep, repeating the event. He's in ER, cat scan good, what's wrong with him?
Can repeated mild head tics (quick head jerk to one side) cause concussions over time or sub concussive impacts?
Maybe, maybe not: Isn't negligence a legal definition? You might be better off seeking opinion from legal website since this is a physician only site to point out medical info. With that said, if someone's walking in a hallway, falls & hits his/her head, why do we always look to blame someone else? Maybe it was just a pure accident? Even if power cord, liquid and/or banana peel on ground, must prove willful intent. ...Read more
Not likely: Most minor skull abnormaltiies have nothing to do with the brain underneath. Sometimes, an abnormal brain will cause the skull to develop abnormally. Also, some blood disorders cause abnormal growth of the forehead; if this were your nephew's case, sometimes the blood disorder can cause abnormal brain development. Ask his pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?
Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?
What is the question: Head injuries are common. The skull is built to resist most trauma and to protect the brain. Nasty bumps are common, but brain injury is rare. Repeated head trauma is not good and may end up with eventual brain damage. Protect your head, eyes, brain from repetitive injury. ...Read more
Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?
Yes: The symptoms of concussion may last up to 6 months. You may experience fatigue, difficulties with concentration, headaches, difficulties with sleep, dizziness. Just try to "listen" to your body and get enough rest. If you feel you have to take a nap during the day - it is fine. Make sure that there is no other issues, f.E anemia, thyroid gland issues... Do not assign all to concussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has blood clotting disorder, hit her head pretty hard today.Says when she moves shes disoriented, dizzy & head pulsates. Concussion? Or worse?
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