Prolonged Headache After Falling From A Motorcycle?
Good morning … I want to ask, my 17-year-old nephew dropped out of the motorbike and was being treated in the hospital for 5 days, complaints of dizziness have not disappeared. From the results of CT scans and X-rays also said the doctor was not severe just a mild concussion. How many days do you usually get dizzy complaints cured …? Please explain and thank you in advance
Hello Mudjianto, thank you for asking.
When someone has an accident, physical trauma (injury) can occur. One injury that may occur is a head injury. The degree can occur mild, moderate, or severe. Assessed based on the person's awareness and symptoms of increased pressure in the head cavity such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or seizures. Mild or severe head injury depends on the type and mechanism of the accident. Generally when the patient is fully conscious and responsive, head injuries are mild. Minor head injury in the form of a concussion, characterized by a picture of swollen brain tissue on radiological examination.
Symptoms of concussion vary, generally in the form of dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting. Symptoms can be felt for several days or weeks. One thing that must be considered is, in the event of an accident, trauma is not only physical but also psychological. Often a person experiences shock, fear, anxiety, or worry, after an accident. These things can cause physical symptoms to be felt longer. For example, a person suffers a minor injury after a traffic accident, but that person may be afraid of being scolded or anxious for feeling guilty, so this can cause him to feel dizzy, headache, prolonged weakness, even though on physical examination there is no sign of severity. So, try to get your niece to talk and give understanding. The doctor will continue to monitor his physical condition, assisted also by psychological encouragement from family and friends. It is hoped that with a dual approach, the recovery process will be faster.
Thus my explanation, hopefully can be understood. Regards.