Head, Neck or Face Injury
It"s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to head and neck injuries. Kids" brains are still developing, so a head injury can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. Neck injuries carry the possibility of paralysis. If your child has lost consciousness (even for a very short time), isn"t walking or talking normally, is having a hard time waking up, or vomits repeatedly after a head injury, get care from a medical professional ASAP. For neck injuries, check for loss of bowel or bladder control, weakness or numbness, or severe pain.