CHILD BRAIN INJURY: What are some warning signs in children with a brain injury or a head concussion?

Children tend to have less durable skulls as compared to adults according to  recent medical research.  It is important to know the following:

  • If your child has any of the above-listed signs or symptoms (listed in question 2), then you will need to take your child to an ER;
  • If your child suddenly refuses to eat, or nurse; this is a possible warning sign;
  • Your child has sudden behavior changes that you have not seen before;
  • Your child cannot be calmed down due to excessive crying (he or she cannot be consoled).

Also, head injuries in children can be tricky too, because they sometime only appear later given that the head is still forming; particularly the frontal lobe portion of the skull. However, as will all head injuries, the tips listed here are important and one should have a good idea of what to look out for when dealing with this type of head trauma.