Watch for warning signs

If you show any of these symptoms or signs after your head injury, or you get worse, go to the nearest hospital, doctor or telephone an ambulance immediately.

  • fainting or drowsiness - or you can’t wake up
  • acting strange, saying things that do not make sense (change in behaviour)
  • constant severe headache or a headache that gets worse
  • vomiting or throwing up more than twice
  • cannot remember new events, recognise people or places (increased confusion)
  • pass out or have a blackout or a seizure (any jerking of the body or limbs)
  • cannot move parts of your body or clumsiness
  • blurred vision or slurred speech
  • continual fluid or bleeding from the ear or nose