Head Injuries PDF Print E-mail

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.