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What Are The Precautions To Take After A Concussion
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
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
Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can vary widely. It's a good idea to stay in contact with your doctor or neurologist after a head injury to watch for new symptoms but it may take weeks to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sons head hurting on/off after a fall at bball practice Tuesday. No other concussion signs. Should I still take him to the dr tomorrow (Sat)?
Head injury: Yes I would see the doctor as soon as possible. Headache is one of those symptoms after a headache that raises a flag of concern. It maybe worth a trip to the ER for a CT scan to make sure everything is okay Other signs you have undoubtedly been watching for are vomiting and drowsiness. At this point I would not wait to see if they show up. Until he is seen keep him resting. ...Read more
The mechanism of: Injury can play a big role in development of a concussion- it is not just about how hard the impact is. Are you concerned you may have a concussion? Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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