Users' questions

How do you know if you have a brain bleed after hitting head?

How do you know if you have a brain bleed after hitting head?

Seek immediate medical attention after a blow to the head if you: Lose consciousness. Have a persistent headache. Experience vomiting, weakness, blurred vision, unsteadiness.

How long should you stay awake after hitting head?

For folks in a pinch, here’s the quick answer: Do not allow the athlete (or concussed individual) to sleep for at least 3 hours after the injury. May not need to wake the athlete throughout the night, but monitoring them throughout the night is prudent.

Can I sleep after I hit my head?

Most medical professionals say it is fine—sometimes even advised—to let people sleep after incurring a head injury. The American Academy of Family Physicians states it is not necessary to keep a person awake after a head injury.

Can you have a brain bleed and not know it?

There may be no warning signs of a bleed on the brain. For example, it could happen after someone falls and hits their head. If there is a weakness in the blood vessel wall, it can bulge or swell, which is known as an aneurysm. Aneurysms can rupture suddenly without warning, and cause a bleed on the brain.

What should you do if your child falls from a high place?

Just treat your child according to our head injury guidelines. However, if your child falls from a high place such as a high chair, tabletop, countertop, or changing table onto a hard floor, AND you know baby hit head first, you should probably go straight to an ER without even contacting your doctor.

What to do if your child falls off a table?

Child falls from a height greater than 3 feet, such as a countertop, high chair, changing table, or table can result in injury, especially if onto a hard floor. Console your child. Stay calm and don’t panic. This will help your child calm down so you can better assess your child’s condition. Don’t rush to contact your doctor or call 911 just yet.

What should you not give a child with a head injury?

You should avoid giving your child aspirin, ibuprofen ( Advil, Motrin ), naproxen ( Naprosyn) or indomethacin (Indocin), because these drugs may increase the risk of bleeding inside the head. In children with more serious head injuries, treatment depends on the type of head injury, its severity and location.