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drinking after a concussion

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Brain damage: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
No: Concussions are a type of brain injury. Your brain needs rest. While it is healing it is very sensitive to stress, such as drinking. Allow your br ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
No limit: There is not a limit in how long you can have caffeine after a concussion. Sometimes people with a head injury may have trouble sleeping, in such a c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alcohol = poison: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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No: Drinking puts you at risk for another concussion which can be extremely dangerous if you have not healed from the first one. Up to two-thirds of peopl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
BAD - yes: The alcohol can alter your mental status further.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Take it easy: Probably ok to have a cocktail, glass of beer, or glass of wine, but for a while, you may be inordinately sensitive, and best to first see how you do ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No danger: Life is difficutt enough, and having had a concussion is problematic enough, not to have people trouble you with misinformation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Back to normal: Wait until you are back at baseline, without headaches, nausea, vomiting, poor concentration. Sleeping pattern changes, irritability.
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