First Aid: Head Injuriesenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-HeadInjuries-enHD.jpgLearn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.head injuries, head injury, external, external head injury, external head injuries, internal, internal head injury, external head injuries, concussions, concussion, fall, falls, sports injury, sports injuries, scalp, goose egg, bump on the head, skull, blood vessels, brain, veins, bleeding, bloody, lost consciousness, loss of consciousness, unconscious, ice pack, instant cold pack, disturbances in color or breathing, cerebrospinal fluid, blows to the head, cpr, serious, life-threatening, ambulance, emergency, wound, my child hit his head, my child hit her head, disturbance of speech and vision, skull fracture, loss of bowel and bladder control, dazed, paralysis, spine, cpr, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, direct pressure, sterile dressing, my child hurt his head, concussions, my child has a concussion, CD1Concussions10/20/200910/15/201910/15/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD06/01/2018c8debadb-155c-45f3-9570-120605d78f6dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injuries-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Most childhood <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/head-injury.html/">head injuries</a> are minor and hurt only the outside of the head. Rarely, a serious head injury can cause bruising or bleeding in the brain. This type of head injury needs medical care right away.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <h4>Of a mild head injury:</h4> <ul> <li>minor scalp swelling</li> <li>cut on the scalp</li> <li>mild <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/headache.html/">headache</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a> once or twice</li> </ul> <h4>Of a possibly serious head injury:</h4> <ul> <li>loss of consciousness (passing out)</li> <li>unable to respond</li> <li>obvious serious wound</li> <li>blood or clear fluid from the nose or ear</li> <li>changes in behavior, such as agitation, confusion, or being very sleepy</li> <li>trouble remembering what happened</li> <li>dizziness or stumbling</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seizure.html/">seizure</a></li> <li>vomiting more than twice or vomiting hours after the injury</li> <li>severe or worsening headache</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Call 911 for any serious head injury.</strong> Do not move an unconscious child. If a child is not breathing, do&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cpr.html/">CPR</a>, if you know how, while you wait for help.</li> <li>Call the doctor right away if an infant has a head injury or a child of any age has neck pain or won't stop crying after a head injury.</li> <li>Let the child to sleep if they're tired.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/">Childproof</a> your house.</li> <li>Don't use&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/products-walkers.html/">infant walkers</a>.</li> <li>Make sure kids wear protective gear for contact sports, biking, skating, and skateboarding.</li> </ul>
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