No treatment may be needed for minor head injury
. The most important thing you can do is to watch for signs of a more serious problem. Do the following:
Rest as often as possible in the days following your injury.
for bruising, swelling, or a cut on your skin. An ice pack may be used to decrease your pain and swelling. It is best to start using ice right after an injury and up to 24 to 48 hours afterwards.
for headache or neck pain
You may not be able to play sports or to do activities that may result in a blow to ur head for a few weeks
Let a friend or household member know about the injury and symptoms to watch for.
also look out for following signs
You are harder to wake up than usual.
Your symptoms get worse during the first few days after the injury.
You have new headaches
that are very bad, or that get worse in the days after the injury.
Your symptoms last longer than 6 weeks after the injury.
You have repeated or forceful vomiting
You have blood or clear fluid coming out of your ears or nose.
You do not know where you are, or you do not recognize people who should be familiar.
You have new problems with vision (blurry or double vision
Your speech becomes slurred or confused.
You have arm or leg weakness, loss of feeling, or new problems with coordination.
Your pupils (black part in the center of the eye) are unequal in size, and this is new for you.
You have a seizure.
Someone tries to wake you and cannot do so.
You stop responding to others, or you pass out (faint
in such cases you need to see your doctor immediately for further management