Are Injuries To The Head Resulting From A Hit During A Past Accident Dangerous? Then What About A Pen
Good afternoon! So you see, I have a friend who a few months ago had an accident and had a knock on the head. At this time his head felt very painful (like being stabbed, he said), when he was examined there was a deep wound on his head. Is this a dangerous case? Then can this be cured? How to handle it? nThat’s all, thank you.
Hi Syifa, Thank you for the question.
What do you mean by wound in the head? Is it a scalp injury or bleeding inside the brain? The effect of the impact on the head depends on how strong the impact is. The effects of this impact on the head can include injuries to the scalp, fractures of the skull, fractures of the bones in the face (nose, cheekbones, eye bones, etc.), bleeding in the brain. Scalp wounds can be treated by suturing the wound after cleaning the wound. If you mean bleeding in the brain then this condition is more serious. However, considering that the accident happened several months ago, it is very possible that the bleeding has stopped but has not been fully absorbed by the body. The severity of the impact to the head can cause the rupture of blood vessels in the brain which can range from minor bleeding to extensive bleeding. Depending on the extent of bleeding, the patient may experience loss of consciousness, weakness in the limbs, tingling in the limbs, difficulty speaking, headache, vomiting, and others. To find out if there is bleeding in the brain, usually after examining the patient, the doctor will recommend a CT scan of the head.
To find out the next treatment, you should advise your friend to consult a neurosurgeon. If the bleeding that occurs is small, it usually does not require special medical treatment, but if the bleeding occurs is large enough, the doctor will usually recommend surgery to remove this blood so that it does not cause further complications. Please discuss it with the doctor who has examined your friend. To treat temporary headaches, please advise your friends to take paracetamol. Avoid excessive physical activity.
Hope this information is helpful.