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How Do You Know If A Baby Has A Concussion
Loss of consciousnes: A concussion is a disturbance of the awareness and functioning of the aleart brain. Though it may be hard to define or test that functioning like you would an adult or conversational child, we assume that any infant who has lost awareness for any period to have had some degree of concussion.A call to your dr to review the specifics can define when/where baby should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion : This is basically caused by the brain hitting the skull or the skull hitting it due to injury. The brain sits in fluid. Anyone who is knocked unconscious has a conclusion, that's easy. Lots of sports injury with schools ansd states making definition. If person is hit in the head and sees"stars". They have a concussion and should be evaluated. Evidence shows even small concussions are dangerous. ...Read more
See your pediatric.: See your pediatrician for eval of your child. He or she will advise you from there. Read the following article: www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism/diagnosis autism speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to ... Symptoms·dsm-5·learn the signs·treatment·diagnosis·social networks | about us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: It depends on your symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Deja vu, wetting youself, biting your tongue, loss of consciousness, automatisms, confusion, among other symptoms can be seizure related. Based on your concerns, it is best to seek advice of a neurologist to go over your history in detail and examine you to best understand what is occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Difficult: Since babies are not able to tell us how they feel or be tested for mental status, doctors rely on observation of the child's activity. Looking for alteration in conscousness, bulging fontanelle, any localized weakness or not using an upper or lower extremity. When very young children have a head injury, doctors will often get a cat scan cue to the difficulty using clinical observation alone. ...Read more
Avoid injury.: Make sure that pt.Does not hurt himself, do not try to insert spoon in mouth, if possible turn head to one side without hurting pt. A good description of seizure from the beginning until pt. Is fully conscious with timing will help a doctor more than testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be evaluated by Dr.: Not all head injuries are concussions. Not all concussions have brain bleeds. The only way to "see" a brain bleed is to have a ct scan, and this only shows larger bleeds (relatively). Start by getting a physical exam by your doctor. If indicated, he or she may order a ct or if it has been a longer period of time, maybe mri. ...Read more
INVESTIGATE: How old is the child? How long has the behavior been a problem? What is happening inthe child's environment? These and many other questions must be answered before a doctor has an understanding of the problem. Since a child may be reacting to the environment, be bipolar, have adhd, or many other problems diagnosis comes first, then treatment which may include the family out of necessity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms are multipl: After a head injury symptoms include alterations of consciousness, headache, confused thinking, nausea and vomiting, difficulty with balance and fatigue are common, lasting minutes to hours to as long as months. An acquired attention deficit disorder and slowing of processing information. Usually more than one symptom is present. ...Read more
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