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How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

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Dr. Shane Miller
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Go to the ER

Vomiting after a head injury may indicate something more serious like a bleed in the brain and is a medical emergency.
If you have had a ct scan and there is not a bleed, then nausea and vomiting following a concussion can be treated with anti-vomiting medications such as Zofran or phenergan (promethazine).

In brief: Go to the ER

Vomiting after a head injury may indicate something more serious like a bleed in the brain and is a medical emergency.
If you have had a ct scan and there is not a bleed, then nausea and vomiting following a concussion can be treated with anti-vomiting medications such as Zofran or phenergan (promethazine).
Dr. Shane Miller
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Dr. Christopher Conti
Emergency Medicine

In brief: CONCUSSION

There are many medications the can used to treat post-concussion nausea.
Although nausea is a common symptom, it may also indicate a more severe head injury. Rest, fluids, "brain rest" & symptom relievers. BUT if symptoms persist or worsen, prompt ER follow up would be appropriate.

In brief: CONCUSSION

There are many medications the can used to treat post-concussion nausea.
Although nausea is a common symptom, it may also indicate a more severe head injury. Rest, fluids, "brain rest" & symptom relievers. BUT if symptoms persist or worsen, prompt ER follow up would be appropriate.
Dr. Christopher Conti
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: Go to Emergency Room

Concussions are brain injuries.
Repetitive vomiting is a worrisome symptom which needs to be evaluated quickly. After the emergency room has established it is caused by a concussion and not the more worrisome brain swelling (usually by checking a ct scan of the brain) medication can be given to control the vomiting.

In brief: Go to Emergency Room

Concussions are brain injuries.
Repetitive vomiting is a worrisome symptom which needs to be evaluated quickly. After the emergency room has established it is caused by a concussion and not the more worrisome brain swelling (usually by checking a ct scan of the brain) medication can be given to control the vomiting.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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