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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Overview)

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


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Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

No: The movements would have to very violent and rapid to cause any neurologic damage. Make sure your doctors rule out sleep apnea as a cause of your symptoms you list above, as this is frequently missed in young people. At the very least, a home o2 desaturation test should be run to rule this possibility out, followed by a home or lab sleep study if clinically indicated. I hope other docs chime in als. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Overview)

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


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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with permethrin rinse, with your doctor's approval
Weekly
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
Daily
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas, and launder all clothes and linens
Once
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How would patient be treated if they were admitted to the e.R. With severe head trauma?

How would patient be treated if they were admitted to the e.R. With severe head trauma?

Treat raised ICP: In addition to the basic ABC's of trauma care. Cross table x-rays are obtained to exclude high cervical fracture. If there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure the head is elevated above the level of the heart. The paiteint may be intubated to secure the airway and to hyperventilate the patient to lower the intracranial pressure. An ICP monitoring device might be installed. ...Read more

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What is head trauma?

What is head trauma?

Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
Once
See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level I and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more

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What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

Support: Behavioral therapy, occupational and physical therapy including neurostimulation are of help.
You may try omega 3 and vit b complex including linoleic acid as these can be of help. We have used b complex and omega 3 in adhd with good results. ...Read more

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Constant migraine/head pain. Not due to trauma ect... How to determine if it's a stress headache? Remedies for a cure?

Constant migraine/head pain. Not due to trauma ect... How to determine if it's a stress headache? Remedies for a cure?

Constant Migraines: I feel empathy for your distress.
Due to” Constant migraine/head pain”, please see a Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment.
Practice :
• Focus on “Breath Is Life”
• Keep saying until you run out of breath.
• Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
• Do it with 10 breaths
• Do not focus on other thoughts, they will pass away like clouds on mountain
• Visual Imagery of National parks ...Read more

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How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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What is head trauma?

Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more

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Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after head trauma?

What is recovery like after head trauma?

Depends: Depends on severity of injury, mild thing is concussion which is quick recovery within few days, to the extent of months to years with severe head injury which some of them are fatal. ...Read more

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What can they do for head trauma victims?

What can they do for head trauma victims?

Evaluate then treat: Initial evaluation is to determine if there is a condition needing neurosurgical intervention. Next comes supportive care in the hospital. Assessment for increased intracranial pressure that requires treatment is evaluated. On discharge, rehabilitation services are available for residual deficits. ...Read more

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How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more

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How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

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

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What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

Multiple areas: Multiple areas of the brain are injured in a traumatic brain injury and this can affect different senses depending on which of the nerve pathways of the individual special sense is affected. ...Read more

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With serious head trauma accident, what's the chances of correspondance?

Define serious: Once the severity of the head injury is defined, a more educated answer may be provided. The brain is very plastic and may recover to a certain extent. With brain injuries, there is always hope, but one has to also be realistic. ...Read more

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Why does Temperature go up in head trauma? Is high temperature specific for any condition?

Why does Temperature go up in head trauma? Is high temperature specific for any condition?

Brain trauma: The most common cause for fever after head trauma or traumatic brain injury is infection (usually lungs or bladder). Blood clots in the legs, sinusitis, central line infections, blood in the brain, seizures, and medication side effects (anticonvulsants or antibiotics). Less common is a central fever due to damage of the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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Head trauma and nightmares?

Head trauma and nightmares?

Related: Often trauma causes vivid dreams and post traumatic stress disorder. Should pass in time. If not seek the help of a therapist specializing in these type of injuries. ...Read more

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Can head trauma brin on flashbacks?

Can head trauma brin on flashbacks?

Yes: History of traumatic brain injury is often seen in ptsd patients. Symptoms include flashbacks. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous after head trauma?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to feel nauseated or have a headache after head trauma, however make sure you get checked and get head ct, subdural hematomas can cause vague symptoms for prolonged time until they kill you. ...Read more

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Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile.

Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more

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What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma?

What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma?

Consult an ENT dr: Often, people will have fluid in the mastoid on imaging studies performed after head trauma. This may or may not mean that mastoiditis is present. It may be blood pooled in the mastoid, spinal fluid leaking, or excess mucous pooling in the mastoid. Each cause is managed differently. It would be prudent to be evaluated by an ears, nose, and throat physician. ...Read more

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He has two lumps on his head, One is extremely painful. No head trauma.?

He has two lumps on his head, One is extremely painful. No head trauma.?

Could be a boil: If there is no head trauma, and the patient is well, it might be a boil.
It might burst by itself at time and clear itself out or might resolve by itself
If persists or gets worse or the patient becomes unwell you might need to see your doctor for a review
Hope she gets well soon ...Read more