How Do You Treat A Concussion?Written by admin on February 9th, 2009
The facial bones and the hard skull which protect the brain is a soft organ. If these bones get injured it becomes vulnerable. A knock to the head can make the brain move and can hit the skull and facial bones. This type of head injury can cause the brain to bleed and swell. The most common head injury is concussion. Concussion may or may not be associated every time with loss of consciousness or blackouts. Here are some home care tips to treat head injury.
Rest quietly during the day and put ice packs over any swollen or painful area. If there is a headache, take some simple painkillers such as paracetamol. If you are alone in the house arrange for someone to accompany you for the next 24 hours in case you would need help. Don’t eat or drink for the first six to 12 hours. Don’t drink alcohol.
Another tip would be have a hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves having the patient inhale 100% oxygen in a sealed hyperbaric chamber. It is safe, non evasive, non toxic and U.S FDA approved. Depending also on the head injury you can either have the therapy right at your own home by buying or renting your own hyperbaric chamber. With this accessibility you can also have the therapy sessions anytime you want.
So that is just about it with treating head injuries if you are at home. Hope you get well soon. Take care!