Head injury or concussion

Head injuries can result in a concussion, meaning that the brain functions have been interrupted. A concussion can be serious, so you must know what to look for when your child receives a head injury.
 
So how do you know if it’s a concussion or just a bump on the head? If you see any of the following signs bring your child straight to an emergency room or contact emergency service.
 
  • If your child loses consciousness.
  • If they have a headache that appears to be getting worse
  • If they are dizzy
  • If they seem confused or irritable
  • If they are having convulsions
  • If there is blood or clear fluid draining from their nose, mouth or ears
  • If thy are nauseated or vomiting
  • If they are having dimness of vision or double vision
 
It’s also important to watch your child for a few days after they have a head injury. If a headache or vomiting persists several days afterwards, you should take them to the doctor. Additionally, if your child is extremely sleepy within days after a head injury, or if they have any problems with speech, vision, or seem uncoordinated, there could be something serious going on.
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