A to Z: Open Wound, Headenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about head wounds and how they're treated.head wound in baby, head wound in toddler, head wound in preschooler, head wound in gradeschooler, head wound in teen, scalp, stitches, stiches, cuts, woonds, wounds, head wounds, open wounds, bleeding, scalp injuries, head injuries, concussions, head wounds in children, head wounds in kids, head wounds and children, dictionary, a to z, emergency, emergencies07/31/201204/10/201909/02/20197825cfa0-dd33-4b04-b262-1a3c63f9abdfhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-head-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the head is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the scalp. Or it can be serious and deeper, affecting nerves, blood vessels, the brain,&nbsp;or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The head has many blood vessels, so even minor <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/">wounds</a> can look scary and bleed a lot.</p> <p>Seek immediate medical attention if a wound is more than an inch long or appears to be deep. Doctors may need to close the wound with staples or stitches.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound is one that germs have gotten into.) After a wound is treated and bandaged, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
ConcussionsIn a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/concussions.html/238bf540-fd01-414d-a689-0969e6befdce
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
FaintingFainting is pretty common in teens. The good news is that most of the time it's not a sign of something serious.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/fainting.html/39ee89ff-e68b-438a-ad17-4ec77092ccc5
First Aid: FallsAlthough most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/1cb1d94d-8d61-4ea2-8607-27bdffc5b098
First Aid: Head InjuriesLearn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injuries-sheet.html/c8debadb-155c-45f3-9570-120605d78f6d
Head InjuriesHead injuries can be external or internal. Learn more about both kinds, how to prevent them, and what to do if your child is injured.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/9369e328-77a9-4ffb-9782-4aed05a955d4
StitchesMost kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stitches.html/a5bc0381-8320-4e6f-b4ad-8dfbe9777daa
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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