Saturday, July 8, 2023

what are the signs and symptoms of a skull fracture?

 The signs and symptoms of a skull fracture can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Some of the common symptoms of a skull fracture include:


- A lump or dent on the head

- Bruising or swelling on the head or face

- Headache

- Confusion or disorientation

- Dizziness

- Nausea or vomiting

- Loss of consciousness

- Clear fluid or blood running from the nose or ears

- Swelling and tenderness around the area of impact

- Facial bruising

- Bleeding from the nostrils or ears

- Pain at the point of impact

- Bleeding from a wound

- Bleeding from the ears, nose, or eyes

- Difficulty recognizing people or objects

- Persistent or increasing sleepiness and confusion

- Repeated vomiting

- Severe headache

- Inability to feel or move an arm or leg


If you experience any of these symptoms after a head injury, it is important to seek medical attention right away.


Citations:

[1] https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-we-treat/skull-fracture/

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/skull-fracture

[3] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322871

[4] https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/head-injuries/skull-fracture

[5] https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/injury/skull-fracture

[6] https://www.uchealth.com/en/conditions/skull-fractures

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