Some Important Facts on Head Injuries

For the most part, when we get a bump on the head is just like any other type of minor bump and heals easily. Many people get freaked out when they get a cut on their head as they have a tendency to bleed profusely. The only reason they bleed so heavily is because the blood vessels are very close to the surface of the skin on your scalp.

If by chance you receive a hard knock on the head, and there isn’t any visible bleeding, this might not really be the case. Many times they are can be internal bleeding which can be life-threatening. Whenever somebody receives any type of head injury like this, it is important that they be monitored for at least 24 hours just in case they have a severe head injury, like a concussion.

A few ways to prevent head injuries are 1. to make sure that you always wear a seatbelt in a vehicle, 2. Always make sure that you wear a helmet, when you’re riding a bicycle, motorcycle, or out cruising on your scooter or skateboard. 3. Never dive into any water that you don’t know for sure isn’t deep enough.

Home Treatment for Head Injuries

I’m going to list some home treatments for head injuries that could possibly occur to someone you love.

1. If the person who has received a head injury isn’t conscious, make the assumption that the person has a possible spinal injury and don’t move them. Check them for any other possible injuries.

2. If there is any bleeding, make sure that you apply firm and direct pressure on the wound with a clean bandage or cloth for at least 15 minutes. If the blood doesn’t stop and keeps soaking through make sure that you apply new bandages.

3. If there isn’t any bleeding and there is a nice goose egg, you want to apply ice in order to reduce the swelling. Ice will also help to ease the pain.

4. Whenever somebody has a head injury, you need to monitor them for a period of 24 hours just in case they have serious problems. Some of the things that you need to check them for on a schedule of every two hours are as follows.

a. You need to make sure that the person isn’t confused, and you can do this by asking them their name, their age, their address, and whatever else you can think of that they should know.

b. Make sure that they are able to move their limbs equally on both sides of the body.

c. Make sure they aren’t experiencing lethargy or moving into a sleep that is abnormally deep, or having too much difficulty waking up.

d. Make sure that the person isn’t vomiting after the first two hours following the accident, or experiencing heavy vomiting for the first 15 minutes after the accident.

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