Headache, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Neck Pain Accompanied By Swelling After An Accident?
Good night, this morning I was hit by someone from behind. My complaint now is my head is swelling behind my right side, it hurts too, I feel dizzy, my sleepiness is drowsy and my neck hurts. If so, what are the symptoms of illness?
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There are complaints of headache, dizziness, drowsiness, neck pain accompanied by swelling of the impact area, this condition is likely a mild head injury. In the event of an accident, and head trauma, the risk of head trauma can cause mild side effects that can be life threatening. If head injuries that occur are not life-threatening in the sense of not causing damage to the brain, then the head injury still needs to be monitored and observed by a doctor. This can be done by doing a direct examination to the family doctor or surgeon periodically starting after trauma until the doctor says you have recovered.
In general, minor head injuries can be accompanied by various comorbid complaints, such as:
1. Hematoma or bump in the impact area
3. Dizziness or decreased body balance
4. The body feels sick
5. Stiff neck
6. Drowsiness or fatigue
7. Speech disorders can occur
8. Loss of consciousness for a few seconds, or awareness remains good but can be accompanied by confused complaints
9. Decreased senses or complaints on the body's senses
But indeed, to ensure the level of head injury, a clinical assessment should be carried out directly by the doctor with the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) indicator where patients with head injuries can be assessed the risk level with these indicators with numbers 3-15. In mild head injuries the value of GCS can range from 13-15.
Therefore, in general, the complaint that you feel is a side effect of the head trauma that you feel that requires further assessment from the doctor regarding direct examination and direct evaluation, especially if the complaint is felt more disturbing and affects the patient's awareness. Recovery from minor head injuries can range from 7 days or more depending on the patient's condition and the results of the doctor's examination.
Visit the nearest hospital, or your family doctor for further examination and consultation. The doctor will conduct an interview related to the head trauma that occurred. In addition, a physical examination and a follow-up examination can be carried out, such as an MRI examination if a risky complication is suspected during the observation period. Furthermore, care and treatment will be given according to the examination results obtained.
For now, some things you need to try in the recovery period, such as:
1. Avoid stress
2. Avoid sleeping late at night
3. Mobilize lightly in the morning with morning sun and light stretches on your body, if the dizziness is not getting worse
4. Lying during complaints dizzy complaints are still felt disturbing
5. Give a cold compress to the area of impact, but if there are open sores, Komores done with a protector, so that the wound is not wet when in contact with cold temperatures
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