Is It Necessary To Do A CT Scan After Suffering A Head Injury?

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. My child is falling down until the blood comes out, do I need a CT scan?

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Hello Ariyati, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.

Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.

Head injury is one of the injuries that are often experienced in daily life. Head injury is not always dangerous. This depends on the patient's awareness, awareness can usually be calculated using the Glasglowcoma Scale / GCS. The normal GCS value is 15. The classification is

 GCS 14-15 - mild head injury. GCS 9-13 - moderate head injury. GCS 3-8 - severe head injury. The lower GCS shows the severity of the possibility of injury in the brain. I advise you now to come to the doctor directly, and have your child examined. The doctor will do a physical examination, and if necessary additional tests such as CT scan, X-ray of the head, etc. can be done if there are indications. You will be advised to see a neurologist / neurosurgeon after the abnormality is found.

At this time you do not need to be too panicked, especially if your child's condition is fully aware and still doing daily activities as usual. All you have to do is:

 Continue to evaluate your child's situation, if there is worsening such as loss of consciousness, confusion, behavior changes such as anger, etc. immediately take your child to the hospital. If the head is bumped, you can compress it with cold water to stop bleeding on the skin / outer scalp layer. If your child has a prolonged headache at this time or later consult a doctor. Avoid doing massage in the head area, it will worsen complaints. Get enough rest. That's all the answers I can give, thank you :)

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