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Are nausea, headache and earache after a fall due to concussion?

on friday i was having a shower in a bath and slipped and hit the back my head i went to the dr and they did eye tests and whether i could balance and walk with my eyes closed n i was fine. then i went to the hospital to check if i would need a CT - hypochondriac i know, but now it´s sunday and the left side of my head hurts and i feel nauseous, have an earache and cant concentrate is it just concussion or should i go see someone??
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response

Since two days passed and there were no significant neurological symptoms such as loss of consciousness, vomiting, any limbs weakness, etc. I think that yours is a case of mild concussion.

Since you saw your Doctor, and he found nothing serious, I think you should rest, use ibuprofen or paracetamol for a couple of days.

Further examination such as CT scan etc. is reserved for cases with worsening or prolonged symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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Neurologist Dr. Olsi Taka's  Response

It's normal for you to concern after such head trauma. A headache can last for several days, even weeks, after a concussion.

In general, the pain is diffuse or originating at the place of hitting. So, in your case where the pain is in the ear and around it, I would suggest going see a doctor.

In my opinion, maybe you are suffering from labyrinthitis, which can be caused by head trauma and may appear with vertigo, nausea and decreased hearing.

Anyway, I would like to repeat that it's better for you to see be consulting your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Olsi Taka, Neurologist
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