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A 22-year-old male asked:

concussion not knocked out my head a month ago top of head still hurts in spots where touched? normal?

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Takes time. Make sure area has no scratch or cut. If scalp intact try applying ice to cool down.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Entirely expected: I believe this question comes from the same person I just answered a moment ago but YES your symptoms are perfectly expected for a strong blow to the head & especially if you were knocked out. It should resolve in time. You could take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin if the pain interferes with your life. You could try warm compresses. Not TOO much OTC medication though. Other issues could start.

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Last updated May 14, 2015

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