When Is A Bump On The Head A Brain Injury?
Young children fall rather regularly and sometimes end up hitting their head and a lump/bump forms under the skin.
So how do you know if a brain injury was sustained?
Dr. Atkinson of the famed Mayo Clinic offers some guidance.
When to see a doctor Occasionally, a blow to the head may be severe enough to cause bleeding in or around the brain. This type of bleeding can cause an intracranial hematoma, a serious condition that puts pressure on the brain.
See a doctor within one to two days of a head injury, even if emergency care isn’t required.
Seek emergency medical attention if your child experiences:
- Unconsciousness, confusion or disorientation immediately after a head injury or after some time has passed
Also seek emergency attention if your child exhibits the following signs or symptoms following a head injury:
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Memory loss
- Mood changes
With all that’s known now about brain injuries, there’s no reason not to be cautious and be evauluated by a doctor.Google+