my son tossed a matchbox car, and it hit my daughter on the side of her head. It's an older car, the heavier kind. Now she feels like she will throw up. I know that's a sign of concussions. Could the car possible give her one?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Health
Answer by louise2 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Probably not, but if your worried call your (on call) Pedi and they will ask you a few questions, and tell you what to watch out for!!! Usually a concussion is caused by a full head type trauma where the brain is "slammed" around inside the skull a bit more.
Answer by Morgain at 9:12 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you call your child's doctor for advice if your child receives anything more than a light bump on the head. Signs that a child who has a head injury needs medical attention include: â– Loss of consciousness â– Repeated vomiting â– Seizure (convulsion) â– Headache that gets worse over time â– Changes in your child's behavior, including irritability or difficulty waking â– Changes in your child's physical coordination, including stumbling or clumsiness â– Confusion â– Slurred speech â– Lasting or recurrent dizziness â– Blood or fluid discharge from the nose or ears â– A cut that won't stop bleeding after you've applied pressure for 10 minutes
Answer by Morgain at 9:19 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Good to hear she is doing better!! Figured they'd say she might, but without an IMPACT test and a CT scan they can't tell for sure. Unless they have one the the symptoms I mentioned above, they don't usually really do either of those. Getting a concussion that way is not the norm, but not unheard of. Plus, concissons are harder to evaluate the younger the child is. Always best to call your Doc if you are in doubt!!
Answer by Morgain at 10:03 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
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