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Can concussions cause fevers?

Can concussions cause fevers?

Central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain following things like aneurysm rupture or severe brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. A "concussion" is unlikely to cause this.

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It would appear my concussion has caused a fever and drip and clogged nose this is after the fact and head is sensitive cause nausea and pain?

It would appear my concussion has caused a fever and drip and clogged nose this is after the fact and head is sensitive cause nausea and pain?

May need care now: If you are describing a recent head injury which has now resulted in a fever, nausea and vomiting as well as dripping from your nose you should be seen today. A sinus infection could certainly cause most of those symptoms and may be coincidental to head injury BUT it first must be proven that it is not related to the head injury. If your primary can not see you today go to walk - in or ER.

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Can a concussion include a fever?

Neurogenic fevers: Yes, concussions can include fevers. They can cause “neurogenic fevers”.

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Why is a fever after a concussion worrisome?

Why is a fever after a concussion worrisome?

May be more present: A fever could signify some other process going on i.E bleed in head. You should be evaluted by an md/do and further workup should include imaging of the head and blood work.

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Is it possible to have a fever with a concussion?

Is it possible to have a fever with a concussion?

Neurogenic fevers: Yes, concussions can include fevers. They can cause “neurogenic fevers”.

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Should I be concerned if u have a fever with a concussion?

Should I be concerned if u have a fever with a concussion?

Concussion and fever: I would definitely be concerned. Take your child to the er asop for evaluation and treatment.

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I got an concussion a few weeks ago and now I have a fever?

I got an concussion a few weeks ago and now I have a fever?

Concussion: If the concussion was several weeks ago the fever is likely not related to it. If the fever persists you might want to see your primary care physician.

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I got a concussion a few weeks ago and now I'm getting a fever is there anything I should I be worried about or pay special attention to?

I got a concussion a few weeks ago and now I'm getting a fever is there anything I should I be worried about or pay special attention to?

Get an evaluation: Rare cases of head injury can predispose to meningitis. Fractures through the sinuses or petrous ridge of the skull may cause fluid leakage and entrance of bacteria. More likely it is just a minor illness unrelated to the injury. However, a thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.

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Is a hit on the head causing concussion like symptoms any relation to a every Noe and then fever and constant drip I was not knocked out?

Is a hit on the head causing concussion like symptoms any relation to a every Noe and then fever and constant drip I was not knocked out?

Sinusitis: The concussion is unrelated to the fever and nasal drip. Sinusitis is more likely the cause of the symptoms. It is uncommon to get a cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid leak after a head trauma. When a CSF leak does occur the blow is usually severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness. Imaging of the brain and sinuses will distinguish between the sinusitis and CSF leak. See an ENT specialist.

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I feel like death. My concussion is worse today, and I have a fever and cough also. My dr said there is nothing he can do. Tons of sleep for me!

Concussion-CT scan: Concussions may lead to headache, nausea, and vomiting. If you have already had a ct scan of the head, and it is ok, then it is probably a wait and watch situation. However, if you haven't had a ct scan of the head, that is something to consider. Finally, if the symptoms worsen or don't improve, consider a repeat ct scan of the head to ensure that there is no delayed bleeding or swelling.

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My son his Head on friday. Concussion diagnoses. Low grade fever off and on but today it is 103?

My son his Head on friday. Concussion diagnoses. Low grade fever off and on but today it is 103?

Take him to ER: 5 yr kid temp of 103 needs professional evaluation (need examination by a physician) take to ER if you are unable to reach his pediatrician, may or may not be related to his head injury.

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Son 3yr old hit right side of face head twice this week then again yday now constant crying at night with fever could it be a concussion?

Son 3yr old hit right side of face head twice this week then again yday now constant crying at night with fever could it be a concussion?

Internet Consult: The internet is a terrific place to learn and exchange info, but it is a terrible place to seek info for your three year old son in this specific situation. Please take him to the er immediately to see if he needs urgent care. These questions cannot be answered without an examination.

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Ever since I had a grade 2 concussion when I was 3 I had fevers at random and seizures throughout the night when im asleep will it go away? Help?

Ever since I had a grade 2 concussion when I was 3 I had fevers at random and seizures throughout the night when im asleep will it go away? Help?

Be seen: If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy you should follow up with your neurologist for further evaluation. Nocturnal seizures may be related to other issues and should be followed closely. Workup of fevers should also be evaluated as well. Please see your health care provider to help create a diagnostic and potential treatment plan as necessary.

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It is normal to get a fever after suffering a medicinally diagnosed, concussion? Sister was in car accident yesterday, has a low fever today. No vomit.

It is normal to get a fever after suffering a medicinally diagnosed, concussion? Sister was in car accident yesterday, has a low fever today. No vomit.

Not associated: Concussion does not cause elevated body temperature, and indeed, may best be correlated with an infection. Visit your doctor and get this further assessed.

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13 years boy with accident 15 hours ago, diagnosed brain concussion, 5 hours ago deveolped fever He did not receive antipyretic or analgesics., advice?

13 years boy with accident 15 hours ago, diagnosed brain concussion, 5 hours ago deveolped fever He did not receive antipyretic or analgesics., advice?

Not from concussion: Concussion does not cause fever. If he has any clear fluid coming from his nose or ears, he should see a doctor immediately. You do not mention how hi the temp or whether or not there are symptoms that would explain the fever. If there is any degree of concern contact his doctor.

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