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What to do when I bang my head?

What to do when I bang my head?

Depends: You don't necessarily have to do anything. If you experience severe headache, visual changes, dizziness or there's a change in memory or thought process, you may have a concussion. See your doctor in that case. Depending on your other medical conditions or if you're taking certain meds, your doctor will guide you as to the next steps. ...Read more

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I keep banging my head I will be ok?

I keep banging my head I will be ok?

ER: Please go to the emergancy room, this is not safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I banged my head, really hard?

What to do if I banged my head, really hard?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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I banged me head 2 days ago and it still hurts?

I banged me head 2 days ago and it still hurts?

Ouch.: Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. For concussion sxs get medical eval. Acetominophen /nsaid's can help with pain. ...Read more

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Why does my baby like to bang her head on purpose?

Why does my baby like to bang her head on purpose?

To sooth himself: Head banging is a rhythmic movement that soothes the child. Replacing another rhythmic movement like beating on a toy drum, clapping with music, dancing, riding a rocking horse could help. Be sure the environment is safe, they outgrow it by time. There are a few exceptions of children with cerebral palsy, autism or Down syndrome which may last long. ...Read more

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My baby likes to bang her head. Could that cause any serious problems?

My baby likes to bang her head. Could that cause any serious problems?

Possibly: Head banging issometimes a foreruuner of more serious things to come later. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Banged my head on the wall this morning. Feel fine but am worried. What to do?

Lose Consciousness?: You need to be alert for unusual drowsiness, nausea or vomiting could be especially worrisome. Was there loss of consciousness? Without loss of consciousness, you are much less likely to have persistent problems. Any question you need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Why does my son bang his head and should I be concerned. Sometimes he hurts himself when doing it. Wat do I do to get him to stop?

Why does my son bang his head and should I be concerned. Sometimes he hurts himself when doing it. Wat do I do to get him to stop?

Positive ignoring: Head banging is just an amplification of early infant fussing. It peaks in preverbal years. I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention. If you ignore it (don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time. Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more

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Why do autistic kids bang their heads?

Why do autistic kids bang their heads?

Don't really know: Fortunately, head banging is fairly rare even among children with autism, but it does occur and can be a serious health risk, possibly causing blindness and even death. People have speculated that they are trying to "raise endorphins" and even tried treatin by blocking endorphin responses, but that doesn't explain why. Behavioral techniques usually effecting in stopping; meds needed sometimes. ...Read more

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How hard do I have to bang my head to fall into a coma?

How hard do I have to bang my head to fall into a coma?

Hard to answer: I cannot tell you an absolute degree of injury needed to cause coma. If you are investigating this in consideration of doing harm to yourself or others, please contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should I do if my daughter was banging her head on purpose?

What should I do if my daughter was banging her head on purpose?

Nothing: Infants and toddlers bang their head against things testing out new sensations. Obviously it can hurt so after doing this long enough they will stop. Having said this some head banging can be part of some psychological issues in the child (older). Talk with your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Banged my head really hard should I go to the hospital?

Probably not: Did you knock yourself out? Is there just a bump or did you open the skin and there is bleeding? Are you fully conscious and aware of things and is there no problem with your thinking? Use these as guidelines as to whether an er should be consulted. ...Read more

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Should I go to sleep after I banged my head really hard?

Should I go to sleep after I banged my head really hard?

Head Injury: Closed head injur could be devastating:
nausea and vomiting, headaches, sleepiness, confusion, unsteadyness, vertigo, speech dificulty, visual changes are few indications that one must go to hospital asap. ...Read more

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Banged my head last night quite hard, could I have concussion?

Banged my head last night quite hard, could I have concussion?

Concussion: As long as you did not have a loss of consciousness or neurological findings such as weakness or sensation changes it is unlikely you sustained a concussion. ...Read more

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Should I stop my autistic grandson when he bangs his head on the hard wood floor?

Should I stop my autistic grandson when he bangs his head on the hard wood floor?

Yes: He may be doing it related to pain but usually is behavioral and related to experiencing some type of emotion like frustration or anger. The frustration may be from not being able to communicate his needs. In the short term you should safely protect him. This may mean holding him in your lap or lying next to him on the floor. Allow little room for movement and try deep pressure which can calm. ...Read more

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I feel off a chair and banged my head in the table on my way down. I have a but of a headache. Will I be ok?

I feel off a chair and banged my head in the table on my way down. I have a but of a headache. Will I be ok?

Get examined ASAP: You probably sustained a mild concision with headache; however, I advise a neurological exam by your private physician today! ...Read more

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I banged my head quite hard on a kitchen cupboard on thursday and still have a headache. Should I be worried?

I banged my head quite hard on a kitchen cupboard on thursday and still have a headache. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Most likely, you have area of bruising which has triggered tension headache, which should depart over the next few days. If you do not have repetitive nausea, vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring or doubling of vision, no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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I fell off my step ladder and banged my head hard on the floor. Now the right side of my neck hurts. What is the problem?

I fell off my step ladder and banged my head hard on the floor. Now the right side of my neck hurts. What is the problem?

Broken neck?: The worse thing that could have have happened is you broke your neck (cervical spine). Xrays will how this. If not, physical therapy and pain medications are helpfu. ...Read more

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My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head. He functions normal otherwise please help?

Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! Walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old, he been banging his head since he was a baby and they told me he would outgrow it he bangs when he sleeps?

My son is 3 years old, he been banging his head since he was a baby and they told me he would outgrow it he bangs when he sleeps?

See below: Suggest revisit pediatrician to have him checked for ear infection, which sometimes is source of head banging. Otherwise, protect his head with extra pillows or a helmet to prevent injury. Pediatric counsellor may need to be consulted to cover all bases. ...Read more

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I had mild concussion 3 months ago. Today I banged my head pretty hard on a steering with detailin a car. Should I worry about anything?

I had mild concussion 3 months ago. Today I banged my head pretty hard on a steering with detailin a car. Should I worry about anything?

Comments: Closed head injuries, without true concussion are very common events in life. If you have headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring or doubling of vision, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old banged his head pretty bad at nursery over a year ago but still has large bump and keeps banging it. Today he has cut it bigger bump?

My 3 year old banged his head pretty bad at nursery over a year ago but still has large bump and keeps banging it. Today he has cut it bigger bump?

Common: Head trauma in the active toddler is very common as is recurrent bruising in roughly the same area. As he gets older he will stop falling and the bump will go away. You
mentioned a cut in the recent fall. Keep it clean, but if the skin is split widely the you may need to seek care for it
After any trauma watch for any strange behavior, or lack of limb movement to see if Med care is needed ...Read more

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After bang on head - take aspirin?

That can help with: Pain do you have any other symptoms? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek emergency care >. ...Read more

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My 15 month old bangs his head on his mattress every night to go to sleep. Why might he be doing this?

My 15 month old bangs his head on his mattress every night to go to sleep. Why might he be doing this?

Self stimulation: This is a common transient thing in some kids. It is similar to thumbsucking as a seld settling practice. They rarely hurt anything in the process and it usually fades over time. I would just monitor it until it fades. It doesn't mean he's crazy or you did anything wrong. It's just a phaze. ...Read more