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What Should You Look For After A Concussion
Headaches/confusion: People suffering from concussions often have headaches for a few weeks/months afterward. Concentration/memory problems. People with jobs requiring complex tasks/processes may need cognitive testing to assess ability to resume full duties. Athletes with concussions and loss of consciousness need head ct. Return to sports should be avoided until headaches resolve without return with exertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: Post-concussive syndrome (pcs) can be from mild to severe. It can include a range of symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, irritability, anxiety, noise or light sensitivity, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, memory problems. Some people get no symptoms at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediate or longer.: Head injuries have symptoms immediately,(obviously, it hurts) and symptoms of a brain injury be delayed up to a month. The first 24 hours are critical, too, Here's a handout: If you were knocked out, vomit, are dizzy, confused, or feeling different than a simple bruise could explain, go to the ER, Don't take ibuprofen, alevel or aspirin for 72 hours.Take Tylenol. See http://tinyurl.com/mtfplpt ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are more prone: Current thinking (which is continuing to evolve as we do more research) indicates that some people are more susceptible to concussions than others. So if you have had a lot, you may be more prone to concussions. We do know that being younger (children), having adhd and/or a learning disability make your more susceptible to a concussion, and that it may last longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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