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Head injury, minor

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Introduction
Minor head injuries are common in people of all ages and should not result in any permanent damage.
Symptoms of a minor head injury
Minor head injuries often cause a bump or bruise. As long as the person is conscious (awake), with no deep cuts, there is unlikely to have been any serious damage.
Treating a minor head injury
As long as your head injury is minor, you probably don't need to visit your GP or hospital for treatment. If your symptoms get significantly worse, seek immediate medical attention.
Preventing a minor head injury
Many head injuries are the result of accidents that are difficult to predict or avoid. However, there are some ways to reduce your risk.
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