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How Long Should A Headache Last After A Concussion
Duration of headache: Most headaches will resolve on their own in a day or so. Depending on the cause of the headache, for example migraine should last 1 day, subgaleal hemorrhage may cause headache that last up to a week., and a generalized post concussive headache is difficult to predict but usually lasts 2-3 days. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guidelines: These are the most recent guidelines. https://www.aan.com/uploadedfiles/website_library_assets/documents/3practice_management/5patient_resources/1for_your_patient/6_sports_concussion_toolkit/summary.pdf this booklet has information you need in a non-medical way. Its is well-written and fairly comprehensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable: Patients can complain of headaches and other symptoms lasting minutes, days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the duration may be shorter. ...Read more
No specific time: If headache is caused by whiplash, nerves may be stretched, but also soft tissues of neck & upper back may be twisted, stretched or pinched, too.Vertebrae may be 'out of whack' and upper ribs may be mildly displaced;tiny muscles around vertebrae & base of skull may be in spasm;skull bones may be mashed together.All can cause headache.Osteopathic hands-on exam & treatment may shorten pain duration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable duration.: Dependent on myriad variables such as severity concussion/contusion, damage to one or more muscles or nerves supplying the muscles that move the eyes or swelling/edema in eye or orbit, or fractures in the bony orbits around the eyes which may restrict normsl eye movements after trauma to the head and orbits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vomitting: You can take it now, with Food. Taking meds after vomiting is only NOT Recommended if you are still nauseous and vomiting as the medication may be vomited and not absorbed, etc. 48 hours after your episode should be fine, but the possible Side effect of Ibuprofen is GI upset , so as stated, it is best ot take it with food. Best wishes. ...Read more
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