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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is head injury?

A head injury is any trauma or damage to your brain, skull, or scalp, which can be open or closed. These can range from a mild bruise to a severe traumatic brain injury. Common head injuries include scalp wounds, concussions, and skull fractures.

Symptoms of head injury

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Feeling down

Questions your doctor may ask to check for head injury

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose head injury

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Are you currently dizzy?

  • Are you feeling down lately?

Treatment for head injury

The treatment and prognosis of head injuries depend on the type and severity of the injury. In minor head injuries, your doctor will recommend avoiding additional trauma and may prescribe medications to help with the pain. In severe cases, your doctor might recommend hospitalization, IV medication, and possibly surgery.

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  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Depressed

References

  • Davis T, Ings A; National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. Head injury: triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults (NICE guideline CG 176). Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2015 Apr;100(2):97-100. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306797. Epub 2014 Oct 21. PMID: 25335757.

    https://ep.bmj.com/content/100/2/97

  • Schunk JE, Schutzman SA. Pediatric head injury. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Sep;33(9):398-410; quiz 410-1. doi: 10.1542/pir.33-9-398. PMID: 22942365.

    https://publications.aap.org/pediatricsinreview/article-abstract/33/9/398/33939/Pediatric-Head-Injury?redirectedFrom=fulltext

  • Beattie TF. Minor head injury. Arch Dis Child. 1997 Jul;77(1):82-5. doi: 10.1136/adc.77.1.82. PMID: 9279162; PMCID: PMC1717227.

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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