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What are signs of concussion?

Published On: Oct 08 2012 03:31:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2012 10:27:12 AM CDT
Symptoms - Headache


7. Headaches

Concussions are serious injuries that require medical attention. How do you know if your child is showing signs of a concussion?


The most common symptoms are a headache, amnesia surrounding the event and confusion. According to the Mayo Clinic, other symptoms include:

-         Dizziness

-         Ringing in the ears

-         Nausea or vomiting

-         Slurred speech

-         Fatigue


Other symptoms might not be present for a few days. These include:

-         Loss of concentration

-         Personality changes

-         Sensitivity to light and noise

-         Sleep disturbances

-         Depression and other psychological problems

-         Problems with taste and smell