Some forehead bumps form without an injury. Several are related to abnormal bone or tissue growth. These are usually harmless, although you may want to have them treated for cosmetic reasons. You need to pay attention to your other symptoms. Of course, a blow to the head that causes you or your child to lose consciousness should always be treated as a medical emergency. Even if the loss of consciousness is for a few seconds, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Print What is a head injury? Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise contusion , or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull bone s , or from internal bleeding and damage to the brain. A head injury is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. Head injuries are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury TBI , depending on the extent of the head trauma. Head injuries are rising dramatically--about 1. What are the different types of head injury?
Advertisement What is a head injury? A head injury is any harm to your brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Read more information about preventing minor head injuries. What should I do if I have a minor head injury? As long as your head injury is minor you don't need to visit your doctor or hospital for treatment. If you have signs of a severe head injury get immediate medical help.