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Doctor insights on: Helmet Compression Syndrome

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Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Of course!: Helmets save lives, on bikers, skaters, roller bladers, hockey players, football players, any sport with a risk of serious head injuury.... Basically any activity where there's a risk of serious head injury. ...Read more

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What is the risk of riding bike without helmet?

What is the risk of riding bike without helmet?

Injury or death: Open or closed head injury - and disfigurement - please wear one. ...Read more

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Do all states require that motorists wear helmets now?

SADLY - NO!: Here is a breakdown state by state: http://news. Consumerreports. Org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws. Html
the minority of states have universal mandatory motorcyle helmet requirements. ...Read more

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What exactly is "balaclava helmet anesthesia"?

What exactly is "balaclava helmet anesthesia"?

See below: Seen in trigeminal neuraglia it is a pattern of numness like a ski mask. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor I think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

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

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Are helmets the only way to reshape a child's head?

Are helmets the only way to reshape a child's head?

Depends: We don't have enough information to answer this question. It depends on age, & degree of the problem. Sometimes surgery is an option, but it is a very serious surgery. Talk to your doctor about the specifics in your case and all the possible treatments. Get a second opinion, if you wish. (take all the records with you when you do) In fact, getting a second opinion on any serious problem is smart! ...Read more

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I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

Accidents happen: First - just beacuse you were not injured in the past is not guarantee for future. Second - as a parent I do this as an example to the kids - no big deal and means a lot to them. ...Read more

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Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Protection: A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance. In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. ...Read more

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What sports require helmets?

What sports require helmets?

Collision sports: Most collision sports require participants to wear helmets. Some of the more typical team sports that fall in to this category are: football, lacrosse, hockey, other individual sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snow machine racing, and even auto racing (all types) require helmets to help protect your head from injury. ...Read more

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Should I wear a helmet on a bike on the highway?

Should I wear a helmet on a bike on the highway?

Yes: Yes - your head is not harder than the pavement. ...Read more

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Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Absolutely: This certainly is a good idea, particularly as we learn more about the long term effects of concussions. Which are increasing in frequency. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

=Sensory loss: Or anesthesia involving different divisions of the trigeminal nerve, "snout" meaning nose, and "balaclava helmet" meaning a facial distribution similar to a ski mask. ...Read more

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Could wearing a motorcycle helmet increase your chance of injury?

Could wearing a motorcycle helmet increase your chance of injury?

No no no: We can fix most stuff from the neck down, but severe brain injury, not so much. The only protection you have for the one head you have is a helmet. When FL repealed its helmet law, MC deaths went from around 20 to about 200 in one year. Think about it. ...Read more

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Why do people ride motorcycles without helmets? Just to look cool?

Why do people ride motorcycles without helmets? Just to look cool?

Not so cool: Not very cool when you are in an ICU after brain surgery and on a ventilator. I've seen many, many people die on MCs from brain injury. There is a reason we call them donorcycles. ...Read more

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Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

No: All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles. There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one. ...Read more

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My mom used to ride her bike without a helmet and fall a lot. Why should I have to wear one>she was ok?

My mom used to ride her bike without a helmet and fall a lot. Why should I have to wear one>she was ok?

Can't fix damaged br: She was lucky! You may never fall or hit your head, but would you take that chance? It is true that most falls from a bike cause minor injuries and often without consequences. But what if it is your unlucky day and you hit your head hard? Damage to the brain is not fixable! Protecting it is the best chance you have. Use your common sense...Be good. Use a helmet. Tell your kids same. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a skull molding helmet work?

How does a skull molding helmet work?

Helps skull expand: A mold or image of the infant's head is taken and a custom helmet produced to fit snuggly on the protruding parts and leave space for the flat parts. The infant's skull expands a bit like a balloon being inflated with the growing brain causing the skull to enlarge. The skull molding helmet redirects the expansion of the skull towards a more normal shape. ...Read more

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Is small pearl like bumps on helmet of penis normal?

Is small pearl like bumps on helmet of penis normal?

Pearly papules: Some men have "pearly penile papules" on the corona. Check the internet pictures and see if this is you. If they both you / her, you can have them removed with a laser. Many men consider them a plus. ...Read more

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Can you catch head lice from headphones or helmets?

Yes: Yes you could catch head lice from these things. It is usually transferred from combs and brushes. ...Read more

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Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more

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Do I need to give my baby a helmet if he has a flat head?

Do I need to give my baby a helmet if he has a flat head?

No: Depending on the type of head deformity, such as in the case of craniosynostosis or premature closure of the plates forming the newborn skull, the treatment is surgery and is emergent. Your doctor can help you know if your child has this condition. ...Read more

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Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it. .. well. .. limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more

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Are helmets the only way to reshape a 9 month old head? She has flat head that is noticeable.

Are helmets the only way to reshape a 9 month old head? She has flat head that is noticeable.

Pretty much: This is our standard of care for a baby to reshape head. Keep in mind she's up and around much more than she used to be so this may continue to improve on its own. What does your pediatrician say about it? Are her fontanelles still open? A plastics referral may be in order. ...Read more

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Should I play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Should I play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Helmet recommended: Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head. It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice. ...Read more

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My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?

Head injury: Best to ask your ex's doctors who are in the best position to give you information. ...Read more