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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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I hit my head, had no concussion symptoms but on night 3 I was vomiting in my mouth, it was not exactly nausea & vomiting, could concussion cause this?

I hit my head, had no concussion symptoms but on night 3 I was vomiting in my mouth, it was not exactly nausea & vomiting, could concussion cause this?

It is possible: Some symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or even weeks later. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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I've had a concussion tree weeks ago, and the symptoms are getting worse: major headache at the pount of impact + i keep vomitting. What ahould i do?

I've had a concussion tree weeks ago, and the symptoms are getting worse: major headache at the pount of impact + i keep vomitting. What ahould i do?

Agree w Dr. Pappas.: You need immediate medical attention. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. . Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance. ...Read more

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It is normal to get a fever after suffering a medicinally diagnosed, concussion? Sister was in car accident yesterday, has a low fever today.No vomit.

It is normal to get a fever after suffering a medicinally diagnosed, concussion? Sister was in car accident yesterday, has a low fever today.No vomit.

Not associated: Concussion does not cause elevated body temperature, and indeed, may best be correlated with an infection. Visit your doctor and get this further assessed. ...Read more

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In brief, partner banged head yday, went to hospital today, she has mild concussion, sent home, began vomiting since got home. It was green. Temp 38°?

In brief, partner banged head yday, went to hospital today, she has mild concussion, sent home, began vomiting since got home. It was green. Temp 38°?

Head injury: Worrisome symptoms after a head injury include persistent , frequent or worsening headaches, vomiting, confusion, visual disturbances, or drowsiness . Your partner should be reexamined if vomiting and/or those other symptoms occur. ...Read more

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I fell three days ago and got a minor concussion, I have a mild fever, is this related? I threw up in my throat a tiny bit but not vomitting.

I fell three days ago and got a minor concussion, I have a mild fever, is this related? I threw up in my throat a tiny bit but not vomitting.

Post head injury: The classic post head injury symptoms include headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea,visual disturbance but fever is unusual. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation and advice. He/she will order any appropriate tests or imagining exams if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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Pain starting in the back of my head that runs down my shoulder blade, through tricep and into my elbow. Also headache and vomiting. Not a concussion.

Pain starting in the back of my head that runs down my shoulder blade, through tricep and into my elbow. Also headache and vomiting. Not a concussion.

Be seen: I would certainly be seen immediately. There are multiple potential causes such as a complex migraine, or even the first presentation of a neurological condition. Either way, it warrants urgent evaluation to rule out potentially serious conditions. ...Read more

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Possible concussion 10 yr old boy - need symptoms to watch for on 3rd day blind sided into another players helmet. Vomit and severe headache within 1 hr, next day dull headache all day. Day 3 - concerned with "sore spot" and says feels like whole front/t

Concussion: The acute effects of a concussion may last for several days, including headach, nausea and disorientation. Sleep may be affected. The front of his head may have taken a good part of the blow, causing a bruise of the skin, subgaleal hematoma, both outside the head. I would try Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). For the headaches and see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a one year old to vomit several times after hitting her head and not have a brain injury/skull fracture/concussion? No CT scan

Is it possible for a one year old to vomit several times after hitting her head and not have a brain injury/skull fracture/concussion? No CT scan

Closed head injury: Vomiting tends to be more common in children following a head injury compared to adults. Depending on the severity of head injury the frequency of vomiting varies. Most head injuries from "hitting a head" do not lead to skull fracture or bleeding inside the head. CT is often not necessary. if the child vomits more than 3 times and/or there are other symptoms or signs then an evaluation is needed ...Read more

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My 3 year old son fell off the couch & landed prone on the left side of his face onto a rug. He cried & vomited once afterward. I'm worried about the possibility of a concussion. What should I do?

Close observation: If the vomiting was after crying, may not be a problem. Vomiting, transient amnesia, loss of consciousness, change in behavior, excessive sleepiness are signs of concussion and intracranial bleed causing significant brain compression. These are the symptoms you monitor. Ice pack on the head may help. ...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