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First,: There must be some history of closed head injury which did not result in gross brain injury visible on ct scan or significant loss of consciousness. The person is stunned, may have a headache, nausea, dizziness, and followed by days of poor sleep, concentration, irritability, and maybe persisting dizziness, ringing in the ears, lapses of short term memory. There are more but these are significant. ...Read more
Yes and no: He needs to rest and recover. Then he needs to return to normal activities but be cautious. Repeated concussion can be very serious. However, over protection is also not good. He must learn good safe exercise and caution. He must be a normal boy and not be restrained. However, he must be smart and protect his brain. ...Read more
Do something else: If trying to stay on the safe side, avoid over-using the brain after a concussion. That means don't study too vigorously, don't take an SAT practice test (nor the real thing), and don't spend time worrying about masturbation. Over-worrying is over-using the brain, so over-worrying is to be avoided. Also, if trying to be safe, just think of masturbation as having the intensity of a sport. ...Read more
How rare is it to die in your sleep? I worry about it everynight? I had a mild concussion 1 month 3 weeks ago?
First ALS, now this: A couple of yr ago that furshlugginer Ice Bucket Challenge set off an epidemic of ALS hysteria among healthy young people. Now it's concussion anxiety. What gives? Dying in your sleep isn't that uncommon if you're 67 with heart disease. For you, not so much. Find something else to be frightened of, like who may win the presidential election. Now THAT'S scary. ...Read more
I had mild concussion 3 months ago. Today I banged my head pretty hard on a steering with detailin a car. Should I worry about anything?
16. About 8 months ago I got in a go-cart crash and had a mild concussion. I have then become worse at remembering things. Is this from the concussion?
Yes BUT: There is research which suggests that weed is good for concussions. But there are good studies which show that teen/young adult brain growth is stunted by regular weed use. Given the question, I assume you've smoked for a while. Why not lay off for 6 years until your amygdalla & hippocampus brain structures r fully developed? Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/news/20080602/marijuana-use-may-shrink-the-brain ...Read more
Had a 'mild concussion about 4 years ago can't seem to function in large crouds and multiple conversations going on ie concentration?
Need Workup: This is something that you need a full work up on. You can start with a sports medicine doctor as you had a concussion but you will probably also need to see a neurologist in your area as you are having a lot of long term issues. You may need testing such as an MRI or ct scan but they may not show anything. If you give me the area you are living in, I can help guide you to who you can call. ...Read more
Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should I worry about anything?
My husband had a mild concussion on Monday night. He seems to be recovering. We have an out of town wedding this weekend. What should I be aware of?
Fit to travel: I don't know how it was determined that your husband had a concussion. Asumming that he had one, if he has not had any neurological symptoms like persistent headache, dizziness, light headedness, loss of consciousness, and weakness of arms legs or face by now, then there should not be any problem. He is fit to travel anytime. ...Read more
Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, I have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?
Generally speaking it is safe to travel with concussion, although the altitude change may give you a headache. Tylenol should help.
Be sure you have seen a doctor and they made sure this is "Post Concussion Syndrome" and not something more serious beforehand.
Symptoms lasting past 10-14 days should be consulted by a neurologist and perhaps even a MRI to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Mild concussion a 1yr still get symtoms of spaciness, nck pain, bck of head sometimes hurts. Is this pcs. Should I just be resting n all will go away?
2 separate issues:
For the headache, it sounds like you have an occipital neuralgia (pinched nerve) at the base of the skull. You should consult a neurologist or pain specialist for treatment, that should relieve the pain.
The spaciness may be the residual of the concussion. A neurologist may provide relief of this with medications such as Amantadine. ...Read more
I have a history of several mild concussions. Since then, every light bump on the head makes me feel like I'm getting another one (symptoms return for a time). Are these new concussions? Is this PCS?
Concussion: It could be PCS. You née to see a doctor ...Read more
Hello, I suffered a mild concussion in November but still seem to be suffering from side affects. In particular I find that my ability to organize or handle multiple tasks at once is sorely lacking from what it was pre-injury. Is there any exercises or
Advice: This is NOT "post-concussional", but sounds akin to a traumatic brain injury affecting predominantly the frontal area of your brain. A neurologist or psychiatrist could evaluate this and guide you. Yes, there are approaches, but figure out what is afflicting you, and successful treatment can be achieved. ...Read more
I suffered a mild concussion two weeks ago and am now having night sweats over the past few days. Is this common?
It is not uncommon:
It is not uncommon specially with your condition. If symptoms persist it would be good to consult an specialist.
In the mean time you should rest from sport and activities. ...Read more
I have had a mild concussion for a week. Am I good to smoke recreationally? Or will that affect the healing process?
What do you suggest if I had a concussion on sunday, and on monday the doctor right. It was only a mild concussion. Is this okay?
Got a mild concussion 7 days ago. Now have a cold with a cough. Cough isn't horrible but uncomfy for head. Worried cough will hurt head more?
It may: Over-the-counter products containing dextromethrophan/guaifenasin may help improve your cough, and using acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed for the headache may be of benefit as well. Concussion aftercare is very important, and if your headache is still present 7 days later this suggests it was a significant one. Rest often in low-light, avoid eye strain/reading until feeling normal. See your Dr ...Read more
Mild concussion at age 9 and a more serious concussion with loc at age 26 is the brain starting over or is their lasting effects from first one?
We don' know yet: The science of concussions is constantly evolving. We can say that over the short term and maybe even the midterm, 18 to 24 months there is definitely a lower threshold of injury to cause concussive episodes. We don' t have the data about concussions sustained 17 years apart. Hopefully as we generate a more complete data base with follow up we will be able to answer that question more definitely. ...Read more
2nd mild concussion in 3 months. What happens to the brain after a 2nd concussion and when they are so close together? Scared I won't be the same!
Still symptomatic?: If you are still symptomatic I recommend rest, both physical and cognitive until symptoms subside. If you are no longer symptomatic do not worry. The brain has cerebral reserve which can accommodate. Remember concussions can be cumulative. Avoid the activities that have caused your head injuries ...Read more
2nd mild concussion in 3 months. What happens to my brain after a second concussion? Afraid I will have no brain left, they were so close together.
Cerebral reserve: Although concussions are cumulative, our brains have sufficient number of brain cells to handle whatever loss results from your concussions. You will not run out ...Read more
I wouldn't: It's not a good idea. Anything that can potentially affect your cognition could be misinterpreted as a worsening of your concussive symptoms, prompting a workup for subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural or epidural hematoma, etc. Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) is likely ok, but go by what the doctor treating you recommended. ...Read more
Normal 4 concussion: Not really NORMAL but can be seen frequently in patients with head trauma and concussions. Tell me more about the incident and how it was evaluated, investigated, and intervened upon and that may help bring into focus a bit more what's going on and whether or not that's likely to be a permanent change. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make a virtual appointment. ...Read more
Suspected mild concussion 2 weeks ago. Bouts of nausea and vertigo that come and go. Is it serious?
Could be: It would be prudent to see a doctor, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more
I suffered from a mild concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel foggy, although I have gotten better since. Is it safe to consume alcohol and tobacco?
I hit my head and got a mild concussion on saturday night and tonight my bump looked weird so I squeezed it an puss came out. Should I be concerned?
Infection: You probably don't need to be too concerned, but if the bump doesn't go away, you could have more pus or infection just sitting in your bump. Usually when there is pus, we like to get all of it out. Once it's out, you'll start the healing process. The infection came from getting your head hit hard enough that the skin had a small break or tear that allowed bacteria on your skin to get inside. ...Read more
Not sure if I have a mild concussion. Have had a nagging headache past two days but not sure if its from drinking/allergies/or actually a concussion?
Hit head a week ago Dr said mild concussion. Bumped head again 4 hrs ago. Not hard. Slight head pressure for a bit. Feel ok now. Any need for concern?
Clarification: A concussion, by definition, is a head injury causing loss of consciousness, amnesia, or a combination of both. The term is way overused by numerous physicians, as most of the patients have merely "bumped" their heads, and will experience no permanent consequence. You are likely in the latter category. ...Read more
I had a mild concussion in last august, today I hit my head on an hanging steel rod at the gym. What is the likelihood of permanent cognitive damage?
Child bumped head, had fever and suffering hallucinations the week since... Dr. Says maybe mild concussion but didn't give more info. What could cause?
11 yr daughter has mild depression but no other symptoms 6 months after mild concussion. No other apparent cause...connection?
Possibly: Please get her checked by psychiatrist/ neuropsychiatrist ...Read more