How to Know if You Have a Concussion
Because of the risk of delayed side effects, you should seek medical attention for any serious blow to the head. Even if you do not feel side effects right away, you should see a doctor to confirm your brain is not bleeding, swelling, or at risk of traumatic injury. Common danger signs of concussions in adults include:
- Worsening headaches
- Decreased coordination
- Weakness or numbness
- Repeated vomiting
If something knocked you unconscious and you suffered convulsions or seizures, slurred speech, or marked confusion, you most likely suffered a concussion. Concussions are more serious for children and can cause them to show sudden behavior problems, lack of interest in regular activities, loss of appetite, and loss of newly acquired skills. Take your child to the hospital immediately if you suspect he or she has suffered a concussion.
What to Do if You’ve Suffered a Concussion
To heal after a concussion, you need to rest and allow your brain to recover. Sleep long hours at night and get plenty of rest during the day. Avoid contact activities that could result in a second brain injury, and do not operate vehicles, bikes, or machinery until your doctor clears you. Avoid going to work if possible, or shorten your hours until you recover.
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