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Head injury, large sized bump on head. Safe to sleep and take rest?

Hello, my little brother fell down while skateboarding today. After he fell down, he sat on the curb for a couple of minutes then he said he felt better. His head as a pretty good sized bump on it; Will he be all right? He says that he doesn t feel weird. But it s getting late and I heard you weren t suppose to go to sleep for a while after hitting your head hard. I m just worried that something bad will happen. Does he need to see a doctor?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Dear patient

The things to watch out for after any kind of head injury are
1. Loss of consciousness
2. Vomiting
3. nasal or aural bleed
4. Weakness of any of the limbs
5. Gait disturbances

If any of these are present then it is essential to be worried about

If these are not there then I think there is nothing much to be concerned
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response

It always recommendable to see doctor after such injuries, because injured person or people around may not always pick up early minor symptoms.

Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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