American Survival Guide - - LAUNCH FAMILY -

Be­cause TBI is of­ten dif­fi­cult to as­sess in vic­tims—let alone when it oc­curs to your­self—seek­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion is al­ways rec­om­mended.

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DO NOT take ibupro­fen, which could ac­tu­ally in­crease any bleed­ing that oc­curs. Some doc­tors rec­om­mend Tylenol, but take note that it could mask the sever­ity of the in­jury.

If you are go­ing to lay down, be sure the head is above the level of the body—not with the feet el­e­vated, which could in­crease in­tracra­nial pres­sure.

An ice pack to the back of the neck might re­lieve some neck ten­sion that could in­crease the headache.

The key to TBI first aid is to avoid fur­ther con­tact to the head. This is the rea­son that great cau­tion is now be­ing ex­er­cised in the NFL via the con­cus­sion pro­to­col it now fol­lows.

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