Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "head injuries"

Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

Read more

Head injury treatments

Trusted information about head injury treatments, and when to seek medical attention.

Read more

Head injury symptoms

Trusted information about head injury signs and symptoms, and when to seek medical attention.

Read more

Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is a tear of a blood vessel between the surface of the brain and a layer covering the brain, usually caused by a blow to the head.

Read more

What causes epilepsy?

Epilepsy can be caused by anything that can damage the brain such as a head injury. Learn more about the different common causes for epilepsy.

Read more

Neck injuries

Trusted information about neck injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on head injuries and neck pain.

Read more

Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes of concussions and signs and symptoms to be aware of.

Read more

Coma

Links to trusted information about coma.

Read more

CT scans - information for referrers

Provides doctors requesting CT scans with information regarding CT related radiation in children and young people.

Read more

Amnesia

Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about what it is, causes and ways to live with amnesia.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo