Health Tip: Signs That a Head Injury Is Serious

By on January 13, 2010

Any head injury should be taken seriously, but certain warning signs indicate that the injury needs immediate medical attention.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says a doctor’s evaluation is required if you notice the following:

  • Any symptom that begins to worsen, including sleepiness, nausea or a headache.
  • Nausea that doesn’t subside.
  • Behavioral changes, such as acting confused or irritable.
  • Enlarged eye pupils, or pupils that are a different size in each eye.
  • Difficulty talking or walking.
  • Any bloody or unusual discharge from the nose or ears.
  • Seizures or vomiting.
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs or arms.

Source: HealthDay

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