18-year-old Man’s Head Feels Heavy After Hitting The Door Yesterday?
I want to ask, yesterday my head hit the door pretty fast, on the forehead a little boss. right after the incident I did not feel anything, today I feel my head a little heavy or depressed that does not hurt anyway, just feels a little heavy or just depressed. thank you…
Good evening, thanks for the question
Based on the severity, head injuries are divided into mild, moderate and severe. This mild, moderate and severe division was assessed through the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). GCS is a standard instrument that can be used to measure the level of awareness of head trauma patients. What is assessed from this examination is the level of decreased eye opening, verbal response, and motor response from head injury sufferers. Head injury is said to be mild if the total GCS is 14-15, moderate if
the total GCS degree is 9-13, and the weight when the total GCS degree is 3-8. The highest point is 15 while the lowest is 3. The lower the point the worse the future prognosis.
Patients with minor head injuries can generally follow all instructions in the GCS assessment. Patients with minor head injuries can become fully conscious or not experience any loss of consciousness at all.
In your case with a history of trauma with mild intensity, if the physical examination is normal, accompanied by minor symptoms such as dizziness or headaches that are not progressive as it is now, or even temporary amnesia, maybe the doctor who examined you will suggest a head X-ray examination. If the results are normal and complaints gradually diminish, patients can usually be admitted outpatient. But observations must be made at home within the next 24 hours.
If there are symptoms of seizures, vomiting spurts, severe headaches, to a decrease in consciousness then immediately take the patient to the emergency department.
To speed up the healing process, give yourself a break and avoid strenuous activities. Use pain relievers according to doctor's recommendations. Re-consult with the doctor if the complaint has not improved.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah