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Get an insight about head injury and when to call for medical help!

Head injury is a kind of trauma that takes place in a skull, brain and scalp. It can comprise
from a simple bump on the scalp to a serious injury. Experts and people from medicine tell
that brain injury can be categorized into two different sections that of:



Open injury (penetrating)
Closed injury

Elaborating on both the types of injuries, the closed injury means that a person has strongly
got hit on the head but the hitting object does not cuts the scalp. Whereas in the open head
injury, the hitting objects hits so hard that it cuts the scalp and penetrates into the scalp.
There are different types of head injuries that are included in the section of head injury such
as:




Concussion
Scalp Wounds
Skull Fractures

It is a well accepted fact that scalp is such a hard thing and if the injury takes place in scalp
it will certainly be a serious incident that results in such a severe injury. The experts and
known have also mentioned some of the most common causes of head injury as are follows:





Traffic accidents
Physical assault
Falls
Accidents at home, work and several other places

The studies show that in most of the cases, the skull protects the brain from severe injuries
but there are times when skull cracks then it leads to even brain injuries. As known, some
of the times, the bleeding or swelling also takes place inside the skull which might result in
visible changes or symptoms immediately or may be after few hours and days.
One should be vigilant when someone around you suffers from head injury or you suspect a
head injury in any case. For perfect head injury treatment, it is necessary to soon call for a
medical help if the person:








feels sleepy
behaves in an abnormal manner
the pupils of both the eyes become unequal
suffers from severe headache or stiff neck
has problem in moving an arm or leg
becomes unconscious
vomits more than once

With aforementioned details, it is clear that you must have got a brief idea about head
injury according to which you can come into action if any day someone goes through it in
front of you.


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