Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
- When and how did the injury
- How did your child act after the head
- Did your child cry immediately after the
- What are your child's main symptoms? How long has your
child had symptoms?
- Has your baby had a previous head injury? Does
your child have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
- What object caused the injury? Was there or is there an object in
a cut on the head?
- Was this injury intentionally caused by another
- What home treatment measures have you used to treat the
- If a cut or scape occurred, is your child's tetanus
- Was the use of alcohol or drugs by a
caregiver involved in your child's injury?
- Does your child have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 19, 2011
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