Head Injury

Injury to your brain, skull, or scalp is called head injury. The types of head injuries are hematoma, hemorrhage, concussion, edema, skull fracture, and diffuse axonal injury. Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and memory loss are some of the symptoms of head injury.

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Post craniectomy surgery, when will the patient become conscious?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom met an accident with a head injury. Right FTP SDH and midline shift, craniectomy surgery is done on the same day. But still she is semi-unconscious. There are body movements, but she has not yet opened her eyes. Ventilator has been removed before 30 hours. I want to know when s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is the most common question we encounter in our daily practice. One thing I want you to understand is that the surgery which has been performed was a ''life-saving procedure''. If that were not done, we would have lost her; luckily, thank God that did not happ...  Read Full »

Will frequent falling down and getting hurt in the back of the head cause problem in a 1 year old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 1 year old. He fell down from the bed and got hurt at the backside of the head. He got hurt many times the same way. He is not sleeping properly at night and wakes up frequently. I would like to know whether it will cause any complications in the brain or some other problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent falls, if associated with any symptoms after the fall, will usually effect the brain. Symptoms like loss of consciousness, vomiting, fits are dangerous. You need to be more careful about falls and prevent them. Crying at night is a common symptom. Normally b...  Read Full »

My jaw has been tingling for four days after having a hit in the back of the head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My jaw has been tingling for four days. I got a hit in the back of the head the night before it started not hard did not hurt. But I have been having headaches for months from a previous bang to the head.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that this situation could be related to the trauma. For this reason, I recommend having some rest and taking Magnesium supplements. If the tingling persists, I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physica...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old got a hit in forehead. Now, she is feeling nausea and headache. Is this an emergency?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old threw a book on my 10-year-old, and the corner of the book hit the 10-year-old in the head. It felt like there was a small hole, but there was no pain. This happened four months before. Now it feels like an opening or cracks is going down my 10-year old's forehead. It is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidhu Varshney


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this needs proper care and investigation and should be treated in an emergency. It seems to be a head injury, as the symptoms are increasing and pain killer is not much relieving, there is no sense of having nasogastric medicine as such without CT scan.   Read Full »

What are the signs of concussion in a newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, What is a concussion? What signs should I look for in a newborn to see if he has a concussion?  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A concussion is an injury to the head and consequently brain, that is caused by a fall or a hit. The danger is baby might bleed inside the brain. Three danger signs to look for in a baby with a concussion are: See if the baby loses consciousness. See if the baby has...  Read Full »

I slammed the top of my head against concrete wall and had no injuries or symptoms. Am I fine?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently slammed the top of my head against a concrete wall while trying to jump a gap at a gymnastics gym. I did not lose consciousness and immediately iced it. It has been two days since then, and I have not experienced any symptoms of a concussion or any other head injury. Only t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. If there have been no symptoms, then it is probably a mild injury without any internal brain injury. 2. In head injury, an observation period of 24 hours is essential, and if there is no progress of symptoms, then there is almost no probability of any serious pro...  Read Full »

My daughter banged her head on a chair and after which she cried and vomitted. Should I go for an MRI?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a 16-month-old child. When she was 10 months old, she banged her head between her eyes, inner left brow rather firmly on a blunt object. She was attempting to stand up holding onto a chair, and when she quickly sat, her head firmly bumped the bottom of the portion of the chair wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The mark on eyebrow may be some superficial injury. Your kid is not having any symptom of deep brain injury. Your kid was back to play shortly after an injury. Did she have any headache or vomiting or weakness of one side of body or seizure? If not, she is unlikely t...  Read Full »

I get severe headache that starts during late morning. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a crippling headache for two days now and nothing seems to help. It starts late morning and gets worse throughout the day. I just want to know what I should do. I am 21, 5'8", female, around 160 pounds.  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headache has numerous causes. And according to your presentation, I am going to list some of the causes that could be the reason for what you experience. Please, reflect them to your case. 1. Beginning of acute upper respiratory tract infection, in case you show other ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for head injury with a blood clot?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin suffered a massive blow to his head, which resulted in a terrible injury above his ears which extends to the back of his head. He is not responding, but he can breathe on his own, and his body is responding to commands. The doctors said that there is a blood clot in the injur...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can give a better opinion after I take a look at your cousin's CT scan. Due to the injury, there is probably a hemorrhage in the brain, leading to damage of the brain, this is giving rise to all his symptoms. Treatment is evacuation and removal of blood from the brai...  Read Full »

My friend suffers with low heart rate after head injury. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is with regard to one of my friends. He got an accident five months back. He was hospitalized in ICU. Blood came from his ear and so had a CT scan done. An ENT doctor said that his ear is fine and no hearing problem. Later he was shifted to his native. He was in ICU there. Hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Probably your friend has got head injury that is causing the brain edema which is causing the low heart rate known as bradycardia. He should get a repeat CT done. We usually give saline, antibiotics and Mannitol to reduce the swelling tha...  Read Full »

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