Head injury may occur in any part such as the brain, scalp, skull, and the underlying tissues in the head. It is one of the crucial conditions to treat. Head injuries will be either closed or opened. In closed injury, the skull will not have any injury or break. Open injury is one which breaks the skull and penetrates into the brain. The basis of head trauma and head injury is otherwise called as brain injuries or traumatic brain injuries.
Among children and infants, violent shaking or blowing will cause head injury. Causes of blowing are commonly associated with physical assaults, vehicle accidents, and sport-related injuries.
Concussion (temporary confusion caused by a sudden blow on the head), intracranial hematoma (blood accumulation within the brain and around the skull), skull fracture, hemorrhage ( heavy bleeding), edema (excess accumulation of fluid in the intra or extra cellular spaces of the brain), depressed skull fracture (a cranial bone break), and basilar Skull Fracture
Head injury symptoms differ from person to person depending on the depth and type of injury. The common symptoms of mild head injuries are:
Problems in balancing, sensitivity to light and noise, blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sound in the ears), dizziness, headaches, irritability, changes in sleep patterns, nausea, decreased memory and concentration
Severe head injury Convulsion or seizure, skin discoloration (paleness), walking difficulties, slurred speech, short-term memory loss, repeated vomiting and nausea, severe headache,
Convulsion or seizure, skin discoloration (paleness), walking difficulties, slurred speech, short-term memory loss, repeated vomiting and nausea, severe headache, spinning of the head, mood changes and abnormal eye movements are symptoms of severe head injury.
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