The person is unconscious for more than
a few seconds.
Severe bleeding does not stop or slow
down after applying direct pressure,
or blood quickly soaks through several
The person has a seizure.
The person feels weak or numb on one
side of the body.
Double vision or trouble speaking lasts
more than a minute or two.
The person seems confused, does not
remember being hurt, or keeps asking
the same questions.
You have trouble waking the person
anytime in the next 24 hours.
Call a doctor if:
The person fainted for a second or two
and is now awake.
Vomiting occurs more than once after
The person has a severe headache.
Blood or clear fluid drains from the ears
There is bruising around both eyes or
behind one ear.
There is a new "dent" or deformity
in the skull.
The wound needs stitches.
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