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How To Treat Concussion
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more stain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amnesia treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. Contact your doctor or a neurologist for help with diagnosis and management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to the ER: Vomiting after a head injury may indicate something more serious like a bleed in the brain and is a medical emergency. If you have had a ct scan and there is not a bleed, then nausea and vomiting following a concussion can be treated with anti-vomiting medications such as zofran or phenergan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend has an concussion 2 nights ago, and went to the er. They didn't treat her. Her headache and dizziness has not gone away. And her memory has gotten worse. What does she need to do?
Followup with doc: The primary "treatment" for a simple concussion is avoiding stress.This includes any vigorous workout or mental activity like studying for exams. The symptoms you list can persist for days to a week or more but they should be monitored. Hopefully your friend has a primary doc who can review what was done and see if more should be.The ER is no place to get comprehensive healthcare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vertigo be treated/ cured? Symptoms last for a week or more and episodes occur every 4-6 weeks. Have had two concussions in the past, related?
Vertigo: First, probably not related to past concussion if awhile ago though that is important information. Need to determine what is causing your symptom. May be an ear problem , may be something else non ear related. If a cause can be identified it is treatable usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?
Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian.Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing.We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure(as best we can) their injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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