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Head Injuries

This information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For the complete first aid guide, click here.

Do not move a child who may have a serious head, neck, and/or back injury. This may cause further harm.

Call 911 or an emergency number right away if your child loses consciousness or has a convulsion (seizure).

Call your pediatrician if your child has a head injury and any of the following:
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty being awakened
  • Persistent headache or vomiting
  • Clumsiness or inability to move any body part
  • Oozing of blood or watery fluid from ears or nose
  • Abnormal speech of behavior

For any questions about less serious injuries, call the pediatrician.

Important note: The information contained here should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

Source First Aid (Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics)