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How can my family help me if I fall and hit my head?

Peter N. Mattar, MD
Family Medicine

There are several warning signs your family needs to consider when evaluating you after a fall.  It would be wise to consider seeking immediate medical attention (call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest ED) if any of the following occur:

1. Loss of consciousness

2. Nausea and/or vomiting

3. Severe headache

4. Disorientation

5. Weakness of arms or legs

6. Slurred speech

7. Blurred vision

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