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Doctor insights on: Head Injuries In Adults

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Yes: I wouldn't call them febrile seizures.That is a label we use for kids who have unexplained seizures during a febrile illness. An adult with a head injury has a potential reason for seizures and any fever would likely bring it out. ...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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How unhealthy are injuries to the head?

How unhealthy are injuries to the head?

Unhealthy: without an exam, I can only give general information, and "head injury" covers a wide spectrum from a small bump (not very dangerous). to concussion, characterized by signs of irritability (mood, or also light/noise/contact avoidance, headache, change in mentation) to bleeding inthe brain (very very serious). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are five symptoms of external head injuries?

Could you tell me what are five symptoms of external head injuries?

Some can be: 1. Short term memory loss 2. Inability to follow semi-complex instructions 3. Forgetting the name of things you have always known 4. Outbursts of anger for little reason 5. Losing track of the day, date, year, place, etc. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What injuries result from being pistol whipped in the head?

Need expert advice. What injuries result from being pistol whipped in the head?

Many: First, a brain injury, which can potentially be fatal or disabling. A skull fracture is another, which may be depressed, requiring surgery. Facial fractures, facial nerve injury, deafness and potentially cervical spine as well. It's not like in the movies. At a minimum, concussion, which may be mild to severe. ...Read more

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Dime sized knot on head. Painful to touch. Not from an injury. Been there for >3 weeks.

Dime sized knot on head. Painful to touch. Not from an injury. Been there for >3 weeks.

Knot: Most likely cause is either a small hematoma (a collection of clotted blood just under the skin), or a blocked and inflamed hair follicle. Try soaking in warm water and moisturizing the area before bed with triple antibiotic ointment. See a doctor soon if not improving. ...Read more

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Can you get hit in the head hard without getting any head injuries? I get hit in head a lot but I'm always fine afterwards

Why hitting head?: Why are you hitting your head so often? Are you wearing head protection for the activities in which you participate. While you may not feel the effect of a head injury, What we know about cumulative effect of head trauma suggests you need to take more care of yourself to avoid long term consequences. Example, see stories about football players. ...Read more

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For about two weeks, i've had an isolated pain on the top left side of my head, not from injury. What might be causing this?

Scalp sore: If not from injury , consider the possible sources. It could be something in the skin - a lesion or a sore. It could be something deeper than the skin in the muscular or fatty layers . There might be a skull growth , cyst , and lastly something deeper within the brain could be the source. Bottom line is to go see md if you can't exclude something simple and it won't go away ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


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