What are signs of concussion?

Published On: Oct 08 2012 03:30:30 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2012 10:26:21 AM CDT
Symptoms - Headache

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