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Determining if someone needs to seek medical attention after a head injury can be difficult.  Symptoms of serious head injuries may vary among people, so If you are concerned or unsure of what to do, do not hesitate to seek immediate medical attention. Some signs of serious head injury may include:

Loss of Consciousness

Losing consciousness after a head injury is a sign of a significant impact and requires immediate medical attention.

Long-Lasting or Severe Headache

When someone hits their head, they will usually have some tenderness at the site of impact. Persistent of severe headaches can be a sign of a more serious head injury.

Vomiting or Nausea

When someone hits their head and begins to feel nauseous or starts vomiting, they should be evaluated by a medical professional right away.

Problems with Balance

When someone hits their head hard enough, it can cause issues with their equilibrium. If an individual cannot keep their balance after hitting their head, they should seek medical attention immediately.

Sudden Changes in Mood

Young children may not be able to describe their symptoms well. Irritability, and changes in mood and activity levels can be signs of a serious head injury that require medical attention.

Confusion or Difficulty Remembering Things

After serious injuries to the head, some individuals have trouble remembering conversations or events and seem confused. If this is the case, they need to be medically evaluated right away.


If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury and has any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately. The ER on Soncy is staffed 24/7 with ER-certified doctors.