Head Injuries

Acute head trauma in infants and children is a common cause of concern. These are some of the danger signs which should prompt an immediate call:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive lethargy
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Unequal movements
  • Decreased use of extremities
  • Unequal pupils
  • Repetitive vomiting

A child suffering head trauma may be allowed to sleep, but should be awakened in order to assess level of consciousness every 2-3 hours. For several hours after head trauma, children should be allowed only small amounts of clear liquids. Consuming larger volumes may cause vomiting.


Meridian Pediatrics
12065 Old Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032
TEL: (317) 844 - 5351 - FAX (317) 844-0310