Head Trauma and Treatment

Charles Fiore, MD, Culicchia Neurological Clinic New OrleansThe tragic death of actor Bob Saget due to head trauma reminds us how important it is to pay attention to symptoms of a brain injury. Culicchia Neurologist Charles Fiore emphasized that head injuries should never be ignored. “Anyone suffering a blow to the head should be concerned about the potential for a brain bleed,” Dr. Fiore said. “Be on the lookout for warning signs such as headache and vomiting, especially if the patient is on blood thinners.” More symptoms of concern are listed below.

Call 9-1-1 or go to the ER if the patient:

  • Has a headache that gets worse and does not go away
  • Experiences weakness, numbness, decreased coordination, convulsions, or seizures
  • Is vomiting
  • Is slurring their speech or exhibits unusual behavior
  • If one pupil appears larger than the other
  • Cannot recognize people or places, get confused, restless, or agitated
  • Loses consciousness, looks very drowsy
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