What should you do if you get a head injury?
Get plenty of rest. You need to rest your body and your brain if you want a quick recovery. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, and rest during the day. Avoid any activities that could result in a head injury. It can be extremely dangerous to get a head injury soon after you have suffered a concussion.
What happens when you hit your head hard?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Any acceleration that causes your brain tissues to hit inside the skull, can lead to a concussion. Some of the major causes are a blow to the head, fall, or any sports related injury that shakes the brain. The brain is a very soft organ.
When to worry about a minor head injury?
So if you took a small hit to the head and had any concussion symptoms, you should leave the activity right away. You should then have a doctor examine you to rule out a concussion. (We would consider it a concussion until proven otherwise.)
What to do if you hit Your Head on concrete?
In elderly people, the hit can be trivial enough to forget about by the time the symptoms appear weeks later. To maintain the biggest and healthiest brain possible, you need a comprehensive fitness regimen. Work out hard, and your brain will become the best it can be.
How to manage headache after hitting head?
- Resting for the first 24 hours after the injury to give your body some time to begin the healing process.
- and to prevent any further tissue damage.
- and follow the direction on the label.
What should I watch for after a head injury?
- Short term memory loss
- Alcohol intoxication
- Physical evidence of trauma to the head or neck
- Age over 60
How dangerous is a blow to the head?
A hard hit to the head can cause the brain to twist, potentially causing tearing of blood vessels and injury to the nerve fibers. The really bad injury comes from being hit on the side. If you are hit in front, the brain goes back and forth in linear fashion. Side blow may cause your head to rotate in the dangerous manner.
What are signs that a head injury is serious?
The people checking on you should take you to an emergency department right away if you have: Headache that gets worse and does not go away. Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination. Repeated vomiting or nausea. Slurred speech. Look very drowsy or cannot wake up. Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other. Have convulsions or seizures. Cannot recognize people or places.