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How to Handle your Child's Head Injury

Head injuries can be classified into two categories, external and internal. External head injuries involve the scalp and may look very frightening especially to new parents. The scalp has a lot of blood vessels, and even minor cuts can cause a lot of bleeding; sometimes these blood vessels bleed under the scalp producing what we call “goose egg” bumps. Internal head injuries involve damage inside of the skull or even the brain and are more severe. Try to assess your child right away after they bump their heads and let them tell you if they are experiencing any pain. If your child cannot verbally communicate yet, observe them, and if there are changes in their usual behavior, you must immediately go to the doctor. usually  If your child presents with the following symptoms after hitting their head, seek medical attention immediately: