Concussion Medical Treatment
Bed rest, fluids, and a mild pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be prescribed.
- Ice may be applied to bumps
to relieve pain and
- Cuts are numbed with medication such as lidocaine, by injection or topical application. The cut
is then cleansed thoroughly with a saline solution and possibly an iodine solution. The
doctor will explore the injury to look for foreign matter and hidden injuries. The wound usually
is closed with skin staples, stitches (sutures), or, occasionally, a skin glue called cyanoacrylate (Dermabond).
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