Head Injury in Children

Very young children often suffered head injuries, whether caused by the fall, knock or other accidents. Head injury generally happens is a minor injury, but should still be a concern because of the danger of injury to the brain.

Symptoms that can be found among other bloody injuries, bumps and bruises. Can be accompanied also by an injury to the brain, which has signs and symptoms such as fainting, children seem sleepy continues, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision and memory loss. When the children of the ear canal or ear discharge is red like blood or yellowish, chances are it is the brain fluid, which indicates the existence of cracks in the skull, which require immediate medical attention.

If the child loses consciousness (fainting), drowsiness, confusion, vomiting continuously, seizures or remove fluid from the ear canal or nose, immediately take it to the hospital. This is likely an indication that the injury on the part of the brain. Do not waiting anymore. At the hospital will usually do a series of tests such as X-rays of the skull, to determine whether there has been a rift in the skull, CT scan and MRI to determine the possibility of damage or bleeding in the brain. Brain surgery may be needed to cope with the pressure on the brain caused by the hemorrhage.

For injuries that are not severe, the child will usually return to normal after a break of a few days, but symptoms such as dizziness, pain can be found up to 1-2 weeks. In the severe head injury, symptoms such as learning difficulties, difficulty moving body parts, memory loss or personality changes may occur. This requires further treatment of the associated experts.