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What are the precautions to take after a concussion

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See below: Enough head impact to cause loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or a combination of both.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
33 years experience Neurosurgery
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
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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