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how do you know if a baby has a concussion

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Babies can get traumatic head injuries just like everyone else. But because babies heads are relatively large and their necks relatively weak, they c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Loss of consciousnes: A concussion is a disturbance of the awareness and functioning of the aleart brain. Though it may be hard to define or test that functioning like you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Difficult: Since babies are not able to tell us how they feel or be tested for mental status, doctors rely on observation of the child's activity. Looking for al ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Observe closely: The general symptoms of concussion include headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, poor appetite, difficulty thinking or concentrating, sensitivity to l ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and throat. It is presented by white areas - tiny spots to bigger patches especially on the cheeks, roof of m ... Read More
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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
You ask a clinic: and give the reasons you are concerned and let them examine the baby
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Concussion : This is basically caused by the brain hitting the skull or the skull hitting it due to injury. The brain sits in fluid. Anyone who is knocked unconsci ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Symptoms: Dizziness when you move your head, problems concentrating, disorientation, difficulty doing simple math, problems reading, ringing in the ears, headac ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy rash: If your baby has an itchy rash it is possible. Infants typically have excoriation between fingers and toes and in diaper area. Rashes are difficult to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Ask your dentist: Ask your dentist. Most dentists will know just by looking at the tooth, but may need confirmation with an x-ray.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
See your pediatric.: See your pediatrician for eval of your child. He or she will advise you from there. Read the following article: www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism/diag ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Concussion: Being excessively tired, irritable and possibly by excessive vomiting.
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A member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Un ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
Hard to say: It depends on your symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Deja vu, wetting youself, biting your tongue, loss of consc ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
27 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
U can't. : You can't know for sure, but if you're not feeling well, chills, shaking and fast heart rate, then you may have fever. Also if another person feels y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Avoid injury.: Make sure that pt.Does not hurt himself, do not try to insert spoon in mouth, if possible turn head to one side without hurting pt. A good description ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Be evaluated by Dr.: Not all head injuries are concussions. Not all concussions have brain bleeds. The only way to "see" a brain bleed is to have a ct scan, and this onl ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
INVESTIGATE: How old is the child? How long has the behavior been a problem? What is happening inthe child's environment? These and many other questions must be a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Symptoms are multipl: After a head injury symptoms include alterations of consciousness, headache, confused thinking, nausea and vomiting, difficulty with balance and fatig ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
39 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Your child could be a slacker, a procrastinator, a dreamer, have adhd, be depressed, etc, etc, etc.The severety and frequency of symptoms dictate whet ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic illness: Some chronic illnesses can prevent a woman from getting pregnant. Treating the illness first is of prime importance. This way, you can regain a norma ... Read More

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