Head Injury Management

The development of an inflammation on the head is a very common result of an accident or mishap that resulted in the head being hit with some hard material or force. When a person sustains a head injury, lump or not, it is important to identify if any serious internal complications have taken place. While most instances of the condition will not really require any specialist care, there is no way of knowing until certain tests and analysis have been completed.

Medical complications such as hemorrhage and internal bleeding cannot be diagnosed simply by looking at a patient and will require the use of some high end medical equipment. If such conditions are to be ignored and internal bleeding is to take place, the condition will swiftly cause the individual to become extremely serious on a medical front - causing a number of complications arising from the poor state of the brain. Since identifying this possibility cannot be accomplished without the help of medical equipment, it is important to know how to care for a hurt individual while waiting for the medical professionals to arrive. First and foremost, the patient should be made to lie down immediately after any kind of head trauma. The patient should lie flat on his or her back with the head slightly elevated. All lights in the room should be switched off as they are likely to cause a significant amount of discomfort to a head trauma victim. If there is any external bleeding present, the blood should be wiped off with the help of a piece of gauze or cloth and pressed firmly until the bleeding has stopped. It is important that you look for any symptoms of internal bleeding such as the patient complaining of a headache that may be getting progressively worse, or if the patient has significant trouble standing upright.

Besides this vomiting and dizziness are the most common indicators of serious head trauma cases. You may also want to look out for sudden changes in mood as well. If these symptoms are not present, the lump on the head could be nothing more than the swelling that is likely to develop. In this instance, you may simply want to place a frozen washcloth over the swelling to help reduce it. Just because the symptoms haven't been too prominent at the time of the fall does not mean that conditions like internal bleeding and a hemorrhage do not exist. Any head wounds should be examined for a couple of days and the symptoms should be picked up as soon as possible and reported to the medical staff.

answered by G M

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