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What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?
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Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Headache is common
Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma.
There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial.

In brief: Headache is common
Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma.
There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial.
Dr. Scott Slattery
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Dr. Ketan Mody
Sports Medicine
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In brief: A bunch of different
Headache, dizziness, fatigue, fogginess, lightheadedness, nausea, vomitting, trouble sleeping at night or staying a sleep, slowness, emotional lability.
And youmay have hit your head or had a rotational injury.

In brief: A bunch of different
Headache, dizziness, fatigue, fogginess, lightheadedness, nausea, vomitting, trouble sleeping at night or staying a sleep, slowness, emotional lability.
And youmay have hit your head or had a rotational injury.
Dr. Ketan Mody
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Can vary
Childhood concussions can be a bit different from adult concussions in that sometimes a child will simply stp speaking for a brief or longer period, but certainly loss of consciousness of varying lengths, headaches, dizziness, amnesia, vomiting, nausea etc.
Are signs. See http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/childhoodsportsconcussions.Asp.

In brief: Can vary
Childhood concussions can be a bit different from adult concussions in that sometimes a child will simply stp speaking for a brief or longer period, but certainly loss of consciousness of varying lengths, headaches, dizziness, amnesia, vomiting, nausea etc.
Are signs. See http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/childhoodsportsconcussions.Asp.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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