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what are the precautions to take after a concussion?

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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, reading, or learning) you can make your injury worse. Avoid being hit in the head while still injured, it will make your injury much worse. Once symptoms are gone, you may gradually return to activities under a plan developed with your doctor.
Answered on Aug 18, 2019
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Evaluation: More and more is being learned about concussions. Obvious symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, pain upon light exposure.And headaches. Subtle symptoms include " muddy thinking", slow reflexive response, poor school work etc.Final resolution may take months. There are validated tests and specialists for proper evaluation and they should be used.
Answered on Aug 18, 2019
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Avoid another: The most important issue is avoiding another concussion. Rest, both physical and cognitive is extremly important. Avoiid contact sports.
Answered on Feb 13, 2020

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