Commonly referred to as ” blow on the head, “the head injury can be severe, but in most cases it is mild and not cause too much anxiety or concerns. Who has not ever happened, or it does not happen regularly, slamming his head on a kitchen shelf or falling badly banging his head? Accidents in the home or not, the TBI is often a possibility. Here’s an identikit of this painful event and some useful information to understand when it is severe.

Features and symptoms

Nothing but a trivial blow to the head, which depending on the violence of shock, or impact of the material recipient of the accident can be mild, moderate or severe. Usually, when it comes to a non-violent blow to the head trauma is reported mild or medium, characterized by symptoms typical as the classic bumps, headache, a slight malaise and a bit of dizziness. The symptoms just mentioned, however, when the head injury is severe, usually caused by an accident or a violent shock, are also added nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, cognitive impairment, vision and hearing, concentration problems and memory, tinnitus, drowsiness, pain in the neck and head.
Gravity, in this case, rather than an end in itself in symptoms, is to be found in the consequences of stroke can result in a traumatic brain injury, injury to the skull (fractures), brain damage and formation, a payment of bleeding in the brain.


When severe

Head trauma is severe if the symptoms worsen quickly. In particular, you must go immediately to the emergency room after a head shot if: headache, nausea, malaise and fatigue worse, it appears confused; take over difficulty in expressing or ambulate, there are convulsions, there is leakage or blood from the nose or ears. Although after the hit on the head and knocked unconscious after, the person apparently shooting for a few minutes, but then manifests some troubling symptoms, such as vomiting or numbness of the limbs, drowsiness or sleepiness, better not underestimate the situation. In this case, better to immediately contact the doctor who, through clinical examination of the patient and, if necessary, thanks to some instrumental examinations such as CAT scan, MRI or EEG, checks for the presence of more serious injury within the skull.