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Injury Prevention and Safety

I had a head injury.



ok so i`m 15years old playin football about 2 days ago and me and this other guy hit heads real hard and it was the right side of my head that was hit around my ear and goin up to the top of my head. it hurts when i try to open my mouth and i have this little bump on the top of my head its about the size of a fly bite . I was just wondering if i should be concerned about this


Those are certainly painful injuries resulting in jarring to your neck and to your jaw joints, or temperomandibular joints. The best thing to do in the event of any head injury is to see your doctor for an evaluation, particularly if you have any new vision problems, a persistent and worsening headache, or trouble eating and drinking. I hope you feel better soon.

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Mary M Gottesman, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN Mary M Gottesman, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University