AskDrSears.com - HEAD INJURIES The main concern after any blow to baby's head is injury to the underlying brain, which occurs in two forms: bleeding and concussion.
Head injury in children Many parents wonder if their child/adolescent needs medical attention after a head injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents contact their child's healthcare provider for advice for anything more than a light bump on the head.
What is a head injury? A head injury is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the child's head.
Handle Children's Head Injuries Seriously Nothing is more frightening to parents than an injury to their child's head. Head injuries can range from a minor knock on the noggin to a serious skull fracture. Whether the injury occurs from falling off a bicycle, falls from windows or minor falls around the house (in the case of toddlers), no injury to an infant's head should be taken lightly. Head injuries can cover a broad range of severity from bleeding or tearing of tissue to brain swelling, when the brain moves inside the skull at the time of impact.
Head Injury Society of New Zealand The mission of this site is to provide basic information for people who are newly introduced to brain injury by the injury or illness of a friend or relative.