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Several headaches, drowsiness post hit on the head. Medical attention required?

My husband hit his head on a concret staircase out side of our apartment and knocked himself backwards onto the ground yesterday at 8 AM. He was unresponsive for about 20 seconds, says that he cannot remember hitting his head and he skinned a patch of his head about the size of a half dollar, removing his hair. At the edge of it there is a 2 inch gash that looks rather deep. Since then he has been a little on the drowsy side and has complained of several headaches but other than that he is showing no major symptoms. Should he still seek medical attention or wait to see if symptoms develop?
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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From the symptoms you report he seems to have had a minor head injury. Given the fact that there has been a brief period of unconsciousness, amnesia to the incident, has ongoing drowsiness and headache, it is very important that you take him to an ER or A&E immediately. he doctors who assess him there may decide to perform a CT scan of his brain to make sure that there is nothing more sinister than a concussion. Sometimes it is worthwhile to have such a reassurance.

They will also look at the gash on his head and see if that needs stitching, gluing or taping.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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