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What are the precautions to take after a concussion

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Rest: Rest your injured brain to allow it to heal. If you stress your brain with physical activity, too little sleep, or cognitive stress (schoolwork, readi... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Evaluation: More and more is being learned about concussions. Obvious symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, pain upon light exposure.And headaches... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Avoid another: The most important issue is avoiding another concussion. Rest, both physical and cognitive is extremly important. Avoiid contact sports.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
See below: There are many claims with very little science to support use of supplements for traumatic brain injury. Please see this peer reviewed article from th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
See below: Enough head impact to cause loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or a combination of both.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting bet... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
When to sleep: You should be evaluated by a physician after experiencing a concussion. If there is no evidence of bleeding within the skull or brain or significant ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Up to 6 weeks: In general, the symptoms of concussion may take up to 6-8 weeks to go away. Intermittent headaches may occur as may other symptoms like dizziness, nau... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Head injury: Yes I would see the doctor as soon as possible. Headache is one of those symptoms after a head injury that raises a flag of concern. It maybe wort... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Quite Variable: Concussions can heal in a few weeks or longer than a year. Many factors affect healing. Factors which lengthen the time of healing are younger age, u... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
No: No such a good idea to take a drug in the phenothiazine family after head injury as it lowers seizure threshold. Wait a couple if months.

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