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hi - my son who is 17 years old has a moderate concussion (his first) from playing lacrosse. the suggestions (from his doctor and others) around low activities is widely mixed - some say sleep as much as possible, others say dont sleep too much - some sa

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Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
Monitor for symptoms: The first 24hours is crucial observation period after a concussion to make sure your child is not worse. It is important to watch for warning symptoms including:confusion, clumsiness, slurred speech,nausea/vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, sensitivity to light/noise, concentration problems. After that, let him sleep but you have to continue to evaluate him for symptoms-can’t play until normal

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