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Is visiting hospital nececessary after a head injury?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: My wife fell while in the garage. She fell asleep and fell forward and hit her head on the car and her shoulder as well. Systems right now are ppain in her shoulder, head and arm. Tnere is no dizzyness, but she says that everything hurts. She is sleepy, but that can be attributed to the sleeping pell she took. Do you feel that she should go to the hospital?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
She can be observed at home.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your wife's symptoms and they are suggestive of mild head injury.

As of now, she can be treated with analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets for pain relief.

There is no need to take her to hospital now. However, if she develops severe headache, vomiting, more drowsiness or blurred vision, she may be taken to emergency room.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/



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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (41 minutes later)
Thank you so very much for your response. I will keep a close eye on her and if she feels any new symptoms, we will proceed to the hospital immediately.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thank you.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you and best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is visiting hospital nececessary after a head injury?

Brief Answer: She can be observed at home. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your wife's symptoms and they are suggestive of mild head injury. As of now, she can be treated with analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets for pain relief. There is no need to take her to hospital now. However, if she develops severe headache, vomiting, more drowsiness or blurred vision, she may be taken to emergency room. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/