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What to Do:

1. Call for emergency help if the injured person:

  • May have seriously injured the head, neck, back, hipbones, or thighs
  • Is unconscious, or was briefly unconscious
  • Is having difficulty breathing
  • Isn't breathing (start CPR)
  • Has a seizure
  • Has clear fluid or blood coming from the nose, ears, or mouth

Call a doctor or seek medical attention if the person:

  • Becomes very sleepy and is having difficulty waking up
  • Becomes irritable and difficult to console
  • Vomits more than two or three times
  • Complains of neck or back pain
  • Complains of increasing pain
  • Isn't walking normally
  • Doesn't seem to be focusing his or her eyes normally

2. Place a cold compress or ice pack on any bumps or bruises
3. Take acetaminophen for pain
4. Rest, as needed, for the next few hours


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