Little girl with head injury

What should you do when someone hits their head?

Medical assessment and treatment should be sought and follow medical advice.

In brief, symptoms that can be helpful for head injuries include:-

  • Headaches – especially if they do not go away despite pain killers.
  • Problems speaking, confusion or unusual behaviour.
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Fitting or collapsing
  • Problems with vision

General advice on head injuries can include:-

  • Ask someone to stay with you for the first 48 hours to monitor any symptoms
  • Have plenty of rest, however, do not take sleeping medication
  • Do not consume alcohol or drugs
  • Do not drive a car or operate heavy machinery until you are fully recovered.

Please see our helpful links option page and that includes a link to the NHS Website.

It is important to ensure that medical advice is followed.

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