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Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

This is one of the most common symptoms.
See a doctor right away if the headaches are getting worse over time. Other symptoms include memory loss, some personality change and dizziness.

In brief: Absolutely

This is one of the most common symptoms.
See a doctor right away if the headaches are getting worse over time. Other symptoms include memory loss, some personality change and dizziness.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is normal to have a headache after a head injury.
But there are several things you need to keep track of. It is not normal for your child to have several episodes of vomiting or loss of consciousness after a head injury. Other worrisome signs after a head injury include seizures, irritability, changes in vision or changes in behavior.

In brief: Yes

It is normal to have a headache after a head injury.
But there are several things you need to keep track of. It is not normal for your child to have several episodes of vomiting or loss of consciousness after a head injury. Other worrisome signs after a head injury include seizures, irritability, changes in vision or changes in behavior.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Assuming we are talking about a less than one year old, no it is not.
After a few minutes of crying, most children settle down and act as if nothing happened. They might be tender if there is a bump, but if they are acting as if they have a headache, the child needs to be seen right away.

In brief: No

Assuming we are talking about a less than one year old, no it is not.
After a few minutes of crying, most children settle down and act as if nothing happened. They might be tender if there is a bump, but if they are acting as if they have a headache, the child needs to be seen right away.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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