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Overview

Injuries to your brain, skull, or scalp are all types of head injury. A head injury may be mild or severe depending on what caused it. Some injuries produce bleeding within your skull. Others cause damage on the outside of your head. These injurie[read article]

Tests for Head Injury

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Neurological Examination
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ultrasound of Head and Neck
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Glasgow coma testing and evaluation
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Medical Procedures for Head Injury

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First Aid
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Observe for 24 Hours
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Application of Sterile Dressing
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Layer closure of wounds of face and ears
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Occupational Therapy
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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Head Injury

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Control of Wound Hemorrhage
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Decompression of Brain
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Prescribed Medications for Head Injury

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PHENYTOIN (FEN i toyn) is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent seizures during or after surgery.  More
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MANNITOL (MAN i tawl) is a diuretic. It is used to reduce pressure and swelling around the brain and in the eyes. It is also used to prevent or treat kidney failure...  More
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PENTOBARBITAL (pen toe BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is a sedative that is used to treat sleeping problems. It is used before surgery to induce sleep. It is also...  More
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NIMODIPINE (nye MOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. This medicine is used to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is a condition in which there is bleeding in...  More
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MAGNESIUM SALT (mag NEE zee um sawlt) is a dietary supplement. It is used to treat or prevent low levels of magnesium in the body.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Head Injury

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MAGNESIUM SALT (mag NEE zee um sawlt) is a dietary supplement. It is used to treat or prevent low levels of magnesium in the body.  More
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Self Care for Head Injury

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Clear Airway
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Application of Ice Packs
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Application of Neck Support
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