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Head Trauma - signs, symptoms, what to do

What is a head injury?

A head injury is when there is change to how your brain normally works due to a bump, blow or jolt to your head. Or when your brain does not get the oxygen or blood it needs, like when someone chokes you or does something that messes with your breathing. Sometimes the change is temporary and sometime sit lasts longer. 

Warning signs:

  • A headache that does not go away or gets worse
  • One pupil (eye) is larger than the other
  • You can't remember what happened
  • Extreme drowsiness or difficulty waking up 
  • Slurred speech, numbness or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Shaking or twitching 
  • Unusual behavior, confusion, restlessness, or agitation
  • You peed or pooped unintentionally 
  • Loss of consciousness, passed out or knocked out 

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