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Is It Safe To Concussion
I got a concussion almost 5 months ago and am getting my tetanus booster vaccine in a few days? Is a vaccine safe after concussion? Any concerns?
When to sleep: You should be evaluated by a physician after experiencing a concussion. If there is no evidence of bleeding within the skull or brain or significant swelling, and your mental status returns to normal, ask your physician when he will permit sleep. This is usually 4-6 hours after the concussion. ...Read more
Is 500mg of Niacin (no flush) safe to take after a concussion? i read it can help after brain injuries but im not sure. I can't see my doc until june
See below: There are many claims with very little science to support use of supplements for traumatic brain injury. Please see this peer reviewed article from the National Library of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3205506/ There is no support for the use of Niacin. ...Read more
Unknown: There is no magic number of concussion allowed before not returning to play. You will be at greater risk of another concussion since you have had so many. Each concussion should be evaluated and monitored by a doctor familiar with concussion treatment. If each concussion has completely healed without any residual symptoms you can discuss returning to full contact sports with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This would depend on whether you have completely recovered from the concussion.Generally most people recover from their concussions by 6-12 weeks after the injury.The way to tell is if all the symptoms of the concussion have resolved-ie. Headaches, dizziness, trouble thinking or focusing, nausea.If they haven't you may need brain imaging first to make certain there is no structural residual problem. ...Read more
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