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What causes headaches afer a head injury?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: My daughter fell off the balance beam at gymnastics this morning, and she hit another child. She has complained of headache ever since. There does not seem to be a bump, but the pain gets worse if she bends over. I'm curious if this is normal.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear XXXX

Headache is quite common after having sustained injury in children.

If the following criteria are fulfilled there is no cause for concern

1. No persistent vomiting
2. No abnormal movements of body
3. No loss of consciousness

I would suggest the following which will be very helpful to relieve the pain

1. Bed rest and adequate sleep
2. Analgesic like Ibuprofen will be very helpful in relieving pain


Rest be assured there is no cause for concern.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
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Brief Answer: There is no cause for concern Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear XXXX Headache is quite common after having sustained injury in children. If the following criteria are fulfilled there is no cause for concern 1. No persistent vomiting 2. No abnormal movements of body 3. No loss of consciousness I would suggest the following which will be very helpful to relieve the pain 1. Bed rest and adequate sleep 2. Analgesic like Ibuprofen will be very helpful in relieving pain Rest be assured there is no cause for concern. Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS,MS,MCh Consultant Pediatric Surgeon