It’s a common misnomer that the person must pass out in order to label a head injury as concussion. Not everybody loses consciousness after a blow to their head. Recovery time is different for different people also. It can take a few hours or a few weeks to complete recovery.
Our kids are consistently falling or bumping their heads. As a parent, we should be able to recognize concussion symptoms.
First, understand that concussion symptoms aren’t always demonstrated immediately following the injury. They can manifest anywhere from 24-72 hours later.
Be alert for physical signs such as: dizziness, nausea/vomiting, headache, balance problems and/or blurry vision.
It’s more difficult to spot cognitive concussion symptoms in a child, for example: slurry speech, memory problems, trouble concentrating and/or confusion.
Emotional concussion symptoms aren’t easy to recognize in children, such as: anxiety or irritability for no obvious reason.
If children do experience cognitive or emotional signs, following a concussion, they will probably emerge later and last longer than they would in an adult.
Sleep patterns may change. Some people sleep less and others sleep more following a concussion. Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep may occur. However, problems with sleep are observed more in teenagers than smaller children.
These are traumatic symptoms that require emergency assistance, when they are observed immediately after a child’s head injury:
- If you can’t wake him/her up
- If your child has slurry speech
- If he/she experiences seizures or convulsions
- If he/she vomits more than one time
- If a headache worsens or won’t stop hurting
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