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Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

Questions to prepare for your appointment

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • When and how did the injury occur?
  • How did your child act after the head injury?
  • Did your child cry immediately after the injury?
  • What are your child's main symptoms? How long has your child had symptoms?
  • Has your baby had a previous head injury? Does your child have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
  • What object caused the injury? Was there or is there an object in a cut on the head?
  • Was this injury intentionally caused by another person?
  • What home treatment measures have you used to treat the head injury?
  • If a cut or scape occurred, is your child's tetanus immunization up-to-date?
  • Was the use of alcohol or drugs by a caregiver involved in your child's injury?
  • Does your child have any health risks?

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: February 03, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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