Does Your Head Bleed From A Hard Object Collision Or Not?
my sister’s head was hit by a hard object, then the forehead above her left eye was scratched and quite a lot of blood came out but the wound was not wide because it was only a small scratch. so I immediately cleaned and gave the drug betadine. will it affect other limbs? what is the handling for the future? thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. The head is an important organ, because behind it there is the brain as the central nervous system that regulates everything that happens in our bodies. Starting from the movement, memory, reflexes, vision, hearing and so forth. So if there is an injury or impact that is quite hard on the head, the first thing to worry about is a disturbance in brain function. If there is a disruption in brain function does not rule out the possibility of other limbs will also experience interference, both directly and indirectly.
There are various ways to find out from the outside whether the collision is hard enough to disrupt the brain's performance or not, because the brain is also protected by a skull that is hard enough, so not all collisions that we consider hard, will cause damage to the brain. Among the signs that can be assessed are:
Fainting or unconsciousness Amnesia or forgetfulness of events and other memory disorders Severe nausea and vomiting Double or blurred vision Headaches are so severe that they interfere with their daily activities
Apart from that, it needs the help of tools such as CT scan or MRI to see if there is bleeding or cracks in the skull bones. Our advice is on your brother's condition, if he experiences any of the above signs, or there are no symptoms but the bleeding is flowing so much or you are sure that the impact is very hard, like his head hit the first time after falling from a motorcycle, his head was hit by pliers or crowbars, or other injuries that you think are really hard, you should immediately consult a neurologist or emergency room nearest hospital if the symptoms are severe. The doctor will later conduct a direct examination and only then can the next steps be determined.
We cannot assess the severity of your sister's condition because we did not see it and the information conveyed was still lacking. By having a direct check-up, the misunderstanding can be avoided and the handling given to your sister can be more appropriate. So, hopefully answering your question.