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Doctor insights on: Injured Airbag Accident

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Can I be injured by a car's airbag in an accident?

Can I be injured by a car's airbag in an accident?

Possibly: It has a higher chance of saving your life than hurting it. Death rates from motor vehicle crashes have dropped significantly because of airbags and other safety improvements in cars. The risk of minor injuries from airbags (abrasions) are worth the benefit of less head injuries and death from mvcs. ...Read more

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Should I turn off the airbag in the passenger seat to avoid being injured by it?

Should I turn off the airbag in the passenger seat to avoid being injured by it?

No, always lean back: You may increase your risk of air bag injury by chronicly leaning forward while seated.The best outcome comes when a rider travels leaning back into the seat, with the head no more than a few inches in front of the head rest. The driver's chest should remain at least 12in back from the wheel & its bag system. Proper riding habits give you protection from both belt & bag systems. ...Read more

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I was recently in an accident where i wasn't injured but am now having small amounts of brown vaginal spotting on and off. Should i be worried?

I was recently in an accident where i wasn't injured but am now having small amounts of brown vaginal spotting on and off. Should i be worried?

Vaginal Discharge: The discharge you are experiencing is most probably not related to your accident. Whether you should be concerned is something of a separate question. Since you provide few details, i can only advise you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an accident 8 years ago and was not injured but now I have a headache very painful at night . The pain is severe and happens like nerve attack?

I had an accident 8 years ago and was not injured but now I have a headache very painful at night . The pain is severe and happens like nerve attack?

Neurological: Chronic pain of headache years after an accident tends to rule out a cerebral process. Speculation arises for a chronic cervical soft tissue (ligament, tendon, muscle) injury. Increased pain when lying down supports this hypothesis; as certain muscles bear increased portion of head weight in this position. Neurologist or osteopath best specialists to consult. ...Read more

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I got into a 3 weeler accident and injured my ribs. Can i be fixed?

EVAL: Sorry. Don't know the extent of injury. Also don't know your symptoms. Many conditions can result from thoracic injury (i.e., pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax etc). It is best to see a physician for evaluation if you have significant symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

REQUENT ORGAN INJURY: It is spleen which may rupture or get lacerated and may need emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

First see your : Physician for evaluation and treatment . Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...Read more

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Airbag hit my sisters chest (breasts) in a car accident a few days ago. She didn't tell the drs because it wasnt bad but theyre covered in red bruises?

Take her back to : urgent care to get looked at for burns and possible MRi/cat scan to asses for internal injuries. Find out what is going on to stop it and treat it, its easier that way. Delaying help makes things worse. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident couple months ago and injured my elbow. Now every time I put any pressure on it there is a lot of pain. What's wrong?

I was in a car accident couple months ago and injured my elbow. Now every time I put any pressure on it there is a lot of pain. What's wrong?

Elbow pain : It depends on the mechanism of injury, what side you were on, where you had trauma on your elbow. You should go to an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. Be able to point to your pain with one finger, know the exact day it happened. You may or may not need x-rays but you should get an exam. How's your neck? Good luck. ...Read more

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4months before I faced an accident n got injured on my face.after that I got a black spot remain there due to cut.please suggess me any cream?

4months before I faced an accident n got injured on my face.after that I got a black spot remain there due to cut.please suggess me any cream?

Hydroquinone 4%: Many times after a cut, when the area heals there is too much pigment that forms in the skin. A bleaching agent such as 4% hydroquinone will eliminate the extra pigment. ...Read more

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Got into car accident bout 3 months ago and badly injured.Now i started to get headache and vomiting. Alredy going for 2 weeks. What could it be?

Got into car accident bout 3 months ago and badly injured.Now i started to get headache and vomiting. Alredy going for 2 weeks. What could it be?

Delayed problems: This long after an injury, assuming you had some degree of head injury, we need to look for delayed complications. Hydrocephalus, for example, is a buildup of fluid and pressure in the head, and can cause headaches and vomiting. Get it checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have just had a accident and injured my ankle. I can not stand on it. When I do a pain shoots up to my knee.

Urgent care: You need to go to the ER or your local urgent care center. Get off your feet. You will need an xray. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Light pressure ace bandage. ...Read more