The severity of head trauma symptoms depends to a great deal on the extent of injury and therefore they can vary from mild to moderate to very severe. In fact, certain head trauma symptoms will be noticed immediately following an injury while others become noticeable only a few days or even weeks after the injury.
In case the head trauma symptom occurs immediately they will become apparent seconds or even minutes following the head injury and manifests them in the form of losing consciousness, experiencing difficulties in paying attention and not being able to respond properly to commands and speech too may become incoherent.
In addition, other common head trauma symptoms include headaches as well as confusion and there is also sure to be disorientation as well as bad coordination.
There are other and different head trauma symptoms that often will appear a few hours after the injury or even days and weeks following the injury. When such symptoms come to your notice it is necessary that you seek medical advice.
Head trauma symptoms are known to cause a considerable deterioration in the health of the patient though they can also stabilize. In case of concussion, the patient may suffer from unconsciousness and disturbed vision as well as loss of equilibrium. Coma is another common head trauma symptom and so too are confusion, personality changes, drowsiness, nausea, seizure and vomiting.
In case the head trauma has caused fracture to the skull certain other head trauma symptoms will be noticed including leakage of cerebrospinal fluids, deformity (visible) and/or depressions in the face or head, immobility in eyes as well as signs of wounds and bruises on the face or scalp.
Head trauma symptoms should be treated with gravity because even if the injuries are superficial they can still (when they have caused damage to the brain) lead to many life threatening consequences and this in turn will require getting close medical attention.
Even caregivers that are treating patients with head trauma symptoms must ensure closely monitoring their parents; frequently rousing the patient in a span of twelve to twenty-four hours to assess whether the symptoms have stabilized or worsened.
Severe head trauma can cause damage to the brain and such damage can be caused by penetrating head injuries or by close head injuries. No matter; when head trauma symptoms occur they need to be treated immediately; otherwise the consequences are not what you would want to face and in some instances, can even lead to death.