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got punched

I got punchesd on the head 4 days ago ...I feel hurt when I touch my head ...not sure its headache ...I don't loss memory.my vision is good...and I don't loss my balance...should I go to ct scan since I don't have insuranse
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Hi!

I can understand your apprehensions. Ideally all head injuries should be examined by a doctor. So, it would be great if you could go to an ER or walk in clinic.

However, yes, if you were punched in the head, you can expect pain, swelling and tenderness on the scalp (may persist for a week or more but will diminish in intensity). You can apply ice pack and take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

If you develop persistent nausea, vomiting, excess sleep, severe headache, difficulty in walking and balance, tremors, seizures, vision problems, ringing in ears etc then consult a doctor immediately. These symptoms develop if there is a brain injury or bleed. Otherwise, you should improve day by day. Good Luck and take care!
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