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HEAD INJURY 

 EVERY HEAD INJURY IS DIFFERENT!

Most head injuries do not lead to serious complications. A blow or knock on the head can cause jarring and bruising of the brain. The effects depend on the area and extent of the damage. You may suffer from any of the following symptoms for a few days or possibly a few weeks after your injury.

Symptoms
Drowsiness 
Headaches 
Nausea or vomiting 
Visual Problems 
Vagueness/Confusion 
Intolerance of noise 
Memory difficulties 
Extreme fatigue/Tiredness 
Lack of concentration 
Irritability/Temper outbursts 
Any kind of attack which you think is a fit 

Look after yourself

You may Expect to feel generally miserable and 'off color'.
You may Expect to be more tired than usual. Allow yourself more rest and don't try to do too much too soon!
Do Be cautious about returning to work or study and inform your employer or tutor about your head injury. Allow yourself time to recover! Try returning GRADUALLY! 
Do Avoid making major decisions and getting involved in stressful situations.
Do Avoid alcohol for a while as you may have a reduced tolerance level.
            
              If symptoms persist or worsen, contact your General Practitioner or the Emergency Department. 


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