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Hit my face on steering wheel in wreck 8 days ago.Middle inside of nose very tender,when moved makes front teeth&jaw hurt. Is this normal?

Hit my face on steering wheel in wreck 8 days ago.Middle inside of nose very tender,when moved makes front teeth&jaw hurt. Is this normal?

Not at all: It sounds like you suffered some facial trauma in the collision. I certainly hope that you sought medical care in the immediate aftermath. If not, see a facial reconstructive surgeon or ENT to get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations. Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more

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A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

Absolutely.: This is a well-known cause of injury: a front seat driver or passenger who is not wearing his/her seatbelt and has a front-end collision, is at significant risk of death. Rapid acceleration of the airbag, in a crashing vehicle (rapid deceleration), causes a much bigger force than when a seatbelt is worn. The two forces are just too much. See comment for a link to problem/tweaking airbags. ...Read more

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So how long after you hit your head are you out of the woods from anything bad happening. I it yesterday on a steering wheel pretty hard?

So how long after you hit your head are you out of the woods from anything bad happening. I it yesterday on a steering wheel pretty hard?

I'd say 72 hours.: However, if you have a worsening headache, nausea, vomiting, don't wait 72 hours to get medical care.. Other symptoms that concern me include dizziness, weakness in one of your limbs, difficulty focusing or double vision, forgetfulness. The list goes on. If you're not sure if you should seek medical care after a head injury, you should seek medical care. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should i worry about anything?

Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should i worry about anything?

Doubt concussion: By definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both. You "just banged my head pretty hard", "three months ago". Why are you really concerned, do you have new symptoms? ...Read more