Head Injuries

Know when they're serious

(HealthDayNews) -- Children's heads are frequently in the front line for injuries. Fortunately, most knocks to kids' heads result in scalp injuries and don't cause internal damage. Any heavy blow to the head may require immediate medical attention.

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises you to call 911 for any of these symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness or drowsiness.
  • Persistent headache or vomiting.
  • Clumsiness or inability to move any body part.
  • Oozing of blood or watery fluid from ears or nose.
  • Seizures.
  • Abnormal speech or behavior.
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