Head Injury in Children

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Children hit their heads frequently. Most of the time, the injury is minor, usually involving only the scalp, and nothing needs to be done. Sometimes, the injury is more serious, involving the skull and/or brain inside, and medical attention is required.

Answering the questions below will help you understand the difference between minor and serious head injuries and will help you decide what to do if your child has a head injury.

Remember, this guide is not meant to take the place of a consultation with your doctor.

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Medical Reviewer: Faculty of Harvard Medical School Last Annual Review Date: 2006-06-04T00:00:00-06:00


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