Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can hurt the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels.
Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can hurt the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels. Mild head injuries include swelling or bump, small cuts or scrapes on the scalp or forehead. The main symptom here is pain.
Treating mild injuries:
Types of Head Injuries:
A head injury can cause a concussion, contusion, fracture, or bleeding.
A child with a head injury might:
Doctors diagnose head injuries by asking questions about how the injury happened and doing a careful exam of the head. Mild brain injuries don't need medical tests. Doctors often do a CAT scan of the head if the injury is more serious. If the head injury is anything other than a head bump and mild cuts, take your child to the doctor for treatment.
Signs that the injury could be serious include:
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Kids are curious individuals. No matter how much cautious you are, they are bound to fall and get an injury some or the other day. Maintain your cool and do the best that you can to comfort your child.