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Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger (cont.)

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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 occur?
  • How did your child act after the head injury?
  • Did your child cry immediately after the injury?
  • 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 person?
  • What home treatment measures have you used to treat the head injury?
  • If a cut or scape occurred, is your child's tetanus immunization up-to-date?
  • Was the use of alcohol or drugs by a caregiver involved in your child's injury?
  • Does your child have any health risks?

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 1, 2010

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