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Doctor insights on: Concerning Signs After A Concussion

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Can being on electronics and watching tv/movies led to long term issues if done while having a concussion?

Can being on electronics and watching tv/movies led to long term issues if done while having a concussion?

Brain rest: There is no question, that following a concussion, a little bit of sustained brain rest is important, until headaches subside. As activity is slowly increased, any return of headache to activity is an indicator that you should slow down. There is no rushing recovery from concussion. ...Read more

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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If i'm in the same room as someone with a concussion and i'm watching tv but they're sleeping, is that ok?

If i'm in the same room as someone with a concussion and i'm watching tv but they're sleeping, is that ok?

Best not to: It's important for patients with concussion to recover from their injury. The process takes 2-3 months and adequate sleep is very important. Proper sleep hygiene involves being in a quite room. ...Read more

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Pregnant. 3 year old jumped up into my chin very hard. Hurt chin and slight headache for a bit. Is a concussion possible? What symptoms to watch for?

Pregnant. 3 year old jumped up into my chin very hard. Hurt chin and slight headache for a bit. Is a concussion possible? What symptoms to watch for?

Probably not: Low likelihood for a concussion as force put forth by child to jump into your chin is usually not powerful enough to cause any brain injury such as concussion. Symptoms to be concerned about include lethargy, continued headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. If any of these occur, please seek medical attention. ...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

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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Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are concussions?

What are concussions?

Good question: Concussion is the transitory alteration of brain functions following trauma from a blow or from violent shaking of the brain. Symptoms can persist for days to months typically. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. 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 more

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What's a double concussion?

Very dangerous: There's a syndrome called "second impact syndrome" which can occur as someone has a second concussion while recovering from their first concussion. The resultant injury to the brain can cause malignant cerebral edema (swelling) and this can be fatal- mortality is 50-100%. ...Read more

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Can you be concussion prone?

Yes: I don't know about "concussion prone", but there is evidence that shows that athletes who sustain a concussion are more likely to have another concussion. The effect of repetitive concussions can be very serious. ...Read more

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