The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends taking your child to the doctor right away if they have any of the following: Unusual paleness that lasts for more than an hour. Tingling on one side of the body. Numbness or weakness of arms or legs.
When should I take my child to hospital after hitting head?
Call your child’s doctor or return to the hospital if your child experiences any of the following:
- Vomits more than 2 or 3 times.
- Cannot stop crying.
- Has a worsening headache.
- Looks sicker.
- Has a hard time walking, talking, or seeing.
- Is confused or not acting normally.
- Becomes more and more drowsy, or is hard to wake up.
Should I take my child to the doctor if he hit his head?
Head injuries are classified as mild, moderate or severe. Many head injuries are mild, and simply result in a small lump or bruise. Mild head injuries can be managed at home, but if your child has received a moderate or severe injury to the head, they need to see a doctor.
Should I let my child sleep after hitting head?
If the child seemed well after the bump to the head, it is OK to let them go to sleep. But if they seem unusually sleepy, or they seem dazed when they wake, they should be seen by a doctor straight away.
How do I know if my child’s head injury is serious?
Signs that the injury could be serious include: loss of consciousness for more than a few minutes. continued vomiting. confusion.
How do you know if your brain is bleeding after hitting your head?
Confusion. Unequal pupil size. Slurred speech. Loss of movement (paralysis) on the opposite side of the body from the head injury.
Can I sleep if I hit my head?
Most medical professionals say it is fine—sometimes even advised—to let people sleep after incurring a head injury. The American Academy of Family Physicians states it is not necessary to keep a person awake after a head injury.
How long after hitting head can concussion symptoms start?
In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more. The goal of treatment after concussion is to effectively manage your symptoms.
How do I tell if my child has a concussion?
Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:
- Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Balance problems or dizziness.
- Double or blurry vision.
- Sensitivity to light or noise.
- Feeling fatigued, sluggish, groggy or dazed.
- Difficulty paying attention.
- Memory problems.