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Fell while hiking. Have felt nauseous and no other symptoms. Should continue with hiking?

Nov 2013
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I have a friend climbing kilminjro in Tanzania. She fell an hit her head about 2hrs ago. She felt alittle nausea, but has no other systems of concussion . She is wonder what systoms she should be concerns about. She would like to continue her hike up. She is at 12,000 ft. It's is 3 more days to the top at 19.000. The guides make you go very slow
Posted Thu, 18 Jul 2013 in Head Injuries
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 8 minutes later
Thank you for posting your query.
Based on the symptoms, it seems to be a minor head injury and there is no need to worry at present.
She could continue climbing further.
Ask your friend to watch for the following symptoms- severe headache, dizziness, repeated vomiting, double vision, decreased consciousness, etc.
I hope it helps, please get back if you have any further queries.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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