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Dizziness due to injury on the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Head Injuries
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User :   Hi, I slipped on the ice thurs night and hit the back of my head...but was able to get up and seemed to function properly. I remember everything alright but I woke up sat mornining and was all of a sudden quite dizzy and I've been experiencing this off and on. I've also feel nausea now and I didn't feel that before. What should I do? Should I go see a doctor.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I say visit a doctor
Doctor :   and get your pupil size checked
User :   ok...sounds good
Doctor :   it can give a hint to what you have
Doctor :   did you have vomiting
User :   Nope I haven't
User :   I am going to the doctor in the morning..asap
Doctor :   well thats a good sign
Doctor :   but since you have nausea , its better you get tested
User :   I only seem to get dizzy when I lay down
User :   and move my head to quickly
Doctor :   thats normal after a head hit may stay sometimes even for 2 to 3 days and normal
User :   I mean I've fallen before but I've never hit my head so hard it concerns me
User :   My head only hurts at the sight of far no major headaches
Doctor :   i think this time it would be a harder hit. its al a chance
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   no , head ache is another relaxing factor
User :   Thats good
User :   I've just been worried..
Doctor :   Get your self tested and feel free , and out of stress
User :   How do I stop the dizziness and nausea for the moment..anything I can do.untill the morning
Doctor :   yes, consume lot of fluids
Doctor :   better juices
Doctor :   and also have bed rest
User :   Is water ok for the moment because I dont' have juice
Doctor :   yes, it will do
User :   I'm going to have it checked out...but does it sound like anything serious...or am I just worrying a little to much..
Doctor :   not at al
Doctor :   its just a protocol i am askin you to follow
User :   ok...because I am clumsy but I've never gotten so dizzy before and it borthered me
Doctor :   yes, it could be a harder hit this time and force of direction also matters here
User :   Yes of course; I understand...
Doctor :   Do not worry, follow my advice
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   I will I have an 8 am class in the morning but I am going to walk in and get checked...rather be safe then sorry...
User :   Well just the basic pain of falling...I guess just take a pain medication for the head and back were I hit myself? What kind should I take
Doctor :   Take Ibuprofen 400 mg not more than two times a day and doses about 8 to 12 hours apart
Doctor :   after food
User :   By the way..there was no bump or brusing at the impact sight on my head...I heard that is bad...
Doctor :   you are right
User : i'm worried
Doctor :   i mean you are right , if you meant that if there is a lump its bad
Doctor :   not having a lump says the force was not great
Doctor :   in a rare entity called whiplash injury absence of lump with internal bleed can be expected
Doctor :   and it happens it a vehical injury where the head is forcefully stopped but not hit
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   get tested to be on safer side
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