Hit to the Head

You or your friend might seem perfectly fine but serious and life-threatening swelling inside your head can happen within a few hours, especially if you passed out or started acting strange after the hit.

What to do

  • Check for bleeding or swelling
  • Check if they have lost consciousness or have an altered mental status. Read the next section for more information on what this means.
  • If the person is passed out, try not to move their head or neck, unless they are in an unsafe location. For example, if they are lying in the middle of the road, it is most important to move them to safety.

If any of these occur, don’t hesitate to call 911.

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