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Hit Head On Arm
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Threw my head back when laughing and hit my head on a corner of a cement wall. My head is very sore. Concussion?
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more
Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?
Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??
Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more
My hubby hit his head on a car door frame on the right side of his forehead. Now he has tingling and numbness in his forehead going back in a line?
Wife was resting her head on my arm (near shoulder). Could hairspray from her hair cause intense itching on my arm (near shoulder)? No bumps on arm.
I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs. Hurts on the right side of my head?
Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?
See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Felt a prickly sharp pain on top of head behind hairline while playing game. Hist. Anxiety , tmj, bumped forehead days ago..healing tiny bump. Idea?
Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?
Neck strain: Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture. Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more
My son tripped and hit his head and has a bump on the side of his head raised up and bruised right away?
Head injury: Should be monitored closely. Needs to be examined if not acting like himself, is sleepy, vomits or had loss of consciousness. ...Read more
Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more