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How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

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 more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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How to treat severe whiplash and concussion?

How to treat severe whiplash and 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 more

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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?

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 more

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How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

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 (promethazine). ...Read more

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Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Possibly.: It is possible. Most of these are minor, improve on their own, and are treated with supportive care. If you are concerned, speak with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are concussions?

What are concussions?

Good question: Concussion is the transitory alteration of brain functions following trauma from a blow or from violent shaking of the brain. Symptoms can persist for days to months typically. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read more

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