Wait 1 hour after the last episode of vomiting
before taking liquid.
After an hour, drink
4 fl oz (125 mL) of clear
liquid every 20 minutes for 1 hour.
As you feel
better, begin to eat small amounts of clear soups, mild foods, and
Keep eating clear soups, mild foods, and liquids
until all symptoms are gone for 12 to 48 hours. Gelatin dessert, dry toast,
crackers, and cooked cereal are good choices.
Return to your normal activities gradually.
Don't try to do too much at once.
Avoid activities that could lead
to another head injury. If your head injury occurred during a sporting event,
you should be evaluated for a concussion and cleared by a doctor before
returning to play.
Ask your doctor when
it will be safe for you to drive a car or operate equipment, if that is a
acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, to relieve
a mild headache or pain from the injury. Do not use other nonprescription or
prescription medicines for pain unless your doctor tells you to.
not use alcohol until your doctor tells you that you are well enough to do so.
Alcohol and illegal drugs can slow your recovery and increase your risk of a
second head injury.