Head Injuries

What we were told after a scary incident with my niece, if they hit their head and a bump comes out, all you have to do is keep an eye out for a concussion. If you cannot see or feel a bump, it means the bump went in and could press on their brain-ER NOW.
Signs of a concussion include loss of balance, sick feeling, blurry vision, persistent dizziness, dilated pupils or just one pupil.
A good thing to remember, if you get a cut on the head, elbow-any place where's there's not a lot of fat between skin and bone, it will bleed more. A lot of blood does not necessarily mean a bad injury. Keep calm and assess. If you clean it and the blood does not stop flowing after pressure is applied, a trip to the doctor's office would be in order for more expertise medical car-unless of course you just want to use super glue. (I'm only halfway kidding) Salt is a good blood clotter, too. Stings like heck, but it works. The more you stress, the more the child will stress and make everything worse.

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    06/10/14
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    06/10/14
    I wasn't either until my niece fell off the stairs onto a cement floor... That was 10 years ago.. I will never forget what the doctor said. We didn't have a car so called the paremedics. They came and looked at her and said there shouldn't be any danger, but take her to her regular doctor on Monday (this was a Saturday), gave us the list of concussion symptoms and left it up to us to take her in if wanted.
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      06/10/14
      Beth
      This is great information! Even knowing this, it's hard to remember when your little one faceplants and either bleeds like crazy or gets a huge knot on their head!
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        06/10/14
        8Theresa Gould
        Another sign of a concussion is garbled speech. Our daughter spoke incoherently when she had a concussion. :( It was rather scary and we watched her like a hawk for the first 24-48 hours.
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