Skip to content

    Children's Health

    Font Size

    Head Injury, Age 4 and Older - 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 condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

    • When and how did the injury occur?
    • Do you remember all the details before, during, and after the injury? If you do not remember, are there witnesses available who can tell you about the injury?
    • How did you act after the head injury?
    • Did you lose consciousness? If yes, for how long?
    • What are your main symptoms? How long have you had symptoms?
    • Have you ever had a concussion (traumatic brain injury) in the past?
      • How long ago?
      • How severe was it?
      • How was it treated?
      • Do you continue to have problems because of this injury?
    • Was this injury intentionally caused by another person?
    • What object caused the injury? Was there or is there an object in a cut on the head?
    • What home treatment measures have you used to treat the head injury? Did they help?
    • What prescription or nonprescription medicines do you use?
    • If a cut or scrape occurred, is your tetanus immunization up-to-date?
    • Were alcohol or drugs involved in the injury?
    • Do you have any health risks?

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 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.
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    child with red rash on cheeks
    What’s that rash?
    plate of fruit and veggies
    How healthy is your child’s diet?
    smiling baby
    Treating diarrhea, fever and more.
    Middle school band practice
    Understanding your child’s changing body.

    worried kid
    jennifer aniston
    Measles virus
    sick child

    Child with adhd
    rl with friends
    Child Coughing or Sneezing into Elbow