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What are the precautions to take after a concussion?

What are the precautions to take after a concussion?

Avoid another: The most important issue is avoiding another concussion. Rest, both physical and cognitive is extremly important. Avoiid contact sports. ...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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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

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

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Hos much does it take to get a concussion?

See below: Enough head impact to cause loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or a combination of both. ...Read more

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How long would it take until it's safe to sleep after assumed concussion?

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

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Does it take awhile for a slight concussion to the back of the head to heal?

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 more

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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)?

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

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How long does a concussion take to heal?

Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury syndrome. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take promethzine with a concussion?

Is it okay to take promethzine with a concussion?

No: No such a good idea to take a drug in the phenothiazine family after head injury as it lowers seizure threshold. Wait a couple if months. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a concussion to heal?

How much time does it take for a concussion to heal?

Concussion: The standard recommendation is to avoid any sort of head impact for 2-3 months after the injury. Typically by three months, unless it has been a severe injury the studies show typically good healing. ...Read more

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How hard of a hit does it take to recieve a concussion?

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 more

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