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Why do I feel foggy, along with having hazy vision and pain across my head and behind the ears?

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Published At March 22, 2022
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I hit the back of my head against the wall 48 hours back. I did not feel dazed or lose consciousness and felt fine with minimal headache. Since yesterday I started feeling foggy, eyes hazy, headache across the top of the head and behind ears. Clears with the tablet Tylenol. After sleeping overnight, I feel fine, but the symptoms reappeared today around noon. Is it a concussion?

I have a past history of concussions around two years ago. I am taking the tablet Omeprazole, vitamin D supplements, multi-vitamin injection, using Estradiol patch, and probiotics.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query.

I am sorry for such discomfort you are having due to the hit on the head.

A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function or level of consciousness, that results from mechanical force such as a hit.

The common symptoms of concussion include confusion, headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, visual disturbances, ringing ears, trouble in getting sleep, memory loss, or a brief period of amnesia or forgetfulness.

Do you have any bump over the head due to the hit? If yes, is that swelling big enough or reducing in size?

How hard was the hit against the wall?

In the history of symptoms which you have mentioned, you only had headache after the accident and you get proper sleep after taking the tablet Tylenol (Acetaminophen).

Yesterday, you had a foggy feeling, headache across the top of the head and behind ears and symptoms reappeared today in the noon. You did not have any nausea, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion or altered behavior, etc.

I would suggest you take adequate rest and watch out for the symptoms if they get worse or persist, or any new symptoms add to the list. take medical help immediately. Take the tablet Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for the headache.

If there is any further progression of the present symptoms and if there is no relief after taking adequate rest or painkiller then please seek medical help.

Hope this helps you.

Take care of yourself.

Thanks.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the response.

I was picking up my granddaughter and leaned back with minimal force. I did not feel I hit that hard, but definitely, I am having some symptoms.

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

As you have mentioned, the impact of head hitting against the wall was minimal, and still, you have the above-mentioned symptoms.

Your age is not mentioned in the query but I am guessing your age is around 60 years (I might be wrong) since you mentioned you were picking up your granddaughter when the accident happened.

You have symptoms of feeling foggy, a repeat of headaches, and pain behind the ears.

Older people are at increased risk of concussion.

I would suggest you visit a local medical care center to have a neurological examination as you have symptoms after 48 hours also and if needed the doctor might do head imaging modality if any abnormality is found in the neurological examination. The best would be this above-suggested approach.

Do take plenty of rest and take the tablet Tylenol (Acetaminophen) if there is a recurrence of headache and do follow the suggested measures mentioned in the earlier chat.

I wish for you to get relief from the above symptoms at the earliest.

Take care.

Thanks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat
Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Family Physician

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