Singapore Head Trauma Specialist
Being hit by a hard head on the possibility has become commonplace when you perform various sports activities such as playing soccer, basketball or martial arts. However, head trauma can cause serious health problems and their effects may vary, depending on the impact of the impact on the outer head and brain.
What is head trauma?
According to our Singapore Head Trauma Specialist, Dr Mathew Tung, head trauma is any form of physical injury that affects the forehead, head bone, or brain. Head trauma does not always have a serious direct impact, but damage can affect the tissue around the head, the outside and inside of the skull, and the bone of the head first.
What are the symptoms if head trauma is already in severe stage?
Our head trauma specialist will immediately check some of the following signs if he suspect you or those around you are experiencing trauma to a severe head:
- Pay attention to whether individual responses are reduced or not at all when you are talking or in physical contact.
- Note the physical markings around the head; Serious trauma can cause a person to secrete fluid or blood from the ear or nose.
- Beware if the pupil size is different on the right and left.
Depending on how hard and its effect on the head or brain, head trauma can be grouped into several levels; concussion, contusion and compression.
Singapore Head Trauma Specialist, Dr Mathew Tung explained concussion or mild collision is a type of trauma to the head that has the mildest and most frequent level of injury. Concussion is characterised by a loud enough to give a vibration effect on the brain, but usually it is not accompanied by damage to the tissue around the head.
When the concussion occurs, the brain vibrates and hits the skull bone on the inside. This is also not always caused by a direct hit of the head, but the vibrations received by the body are also strong enough to vibrate the head inside the skull as in the case of a collision between two people or when falling from a bicycle.
Concussion causes the loss of one’s ability to think for a while, with varying duration depending on the intensity of the blow experienced by the brain. Possible symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, confusion or loss of consciousness. The symptoms are not always straightforward, but they may show up after a few days of trauma.
How to handle the trauma of the concussion head?
There is no specific treatment to overcome the concussion as long as there are no serious injuries and trauma signs. A person who has mild head trauma should immediately stop the activity immediately and not return to activities that have a risk of trauma to the head in some time. To reduce the pain, use medications. Consumption of specific nutrients such as protein, omega-3, vitamin D and magnesium will also help recovery if there is brain damage. In addition it is necessary to monitor symptoms, if the disorder lasts up to more than a week immediately contact your doctor for advanced examination.
How to deal with contusion head trauma by Singapore Head Trauma Specialist?
- Do not wet the head
- Do not remove any objects that stick to the wound
- Do not move, lift, or move the patient unless the situation is urgent
- Do not wiggle when the patient is unconscious
- Do not open a head protector like a helmet from a patient with head trauma
If you want to provide help when an unconscious head trauma patient, try to seek help by contacting the nearest health service and securing the environment and spacing around the patient. Call 64762106 for an immediate appointment with our Singapore Head Trauma Specialist.
Compression is a type of head trauma that can appear along with symptoms of concussion and contusion trauma. Compression, also known as cerebral compression, is characterised by an increased pressure of cerebral fluid or blood, which slowly lowers one’s consciousness. Although it can also occur due to infection, brain tumours, or stroke, cerebral compression is also often caused by head trauma.
Cerebral compression is more easily recognisable in others than in self. Changes in behaviour or thinking disorder can make the sufferer think illogically. However, with a history of head trauma, although not characterised by injury, may increase suspicion of cerebral compression disorders. Patients with cerebral compression usually experience a tremendous headache, a strong heartbeat but slowly, the difference in pupil width. weakness or lack of energy and loss of coordination ability.
How to overcome the trauma of compression head?
Cerebral compression disorders require early treatment to prevent damage and premature death, but the patient needs the help of others to recognise the disorder and refer him to the hospital. If you suspect someone has cerebral compression, call hospital immediately and help the patient stay calm and monitor vital marks such as response, heart rate, and breathing to get help.
For head trauma and consultation with our Singapore Head Trauma Specialist, Dr Mathew Tung call 64762106 for an immediate appointment.