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First Aid For A Concussion

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Overview Of Concussions

  • A concussion is identified as a minor brain injury. The brain consists of soft tissue and is softened by spinal fluid.
  • It is enclosed in a solid, defensive cover known as the skull.
  • If the brain knocks against the skull — for instance, from a fall — it can become injured, vessels can be damaged, and the nerves within the brain can be bruised. These can all lead to a concussion.
  • Anybody who has sustained a head injury should be observed carefully for symptoms of a concussion, even if the casualty feels fine.
  • A concussion that is not diagnosed can put someone in danger and cause brain injury, so anybody who has any signs of a concussion must be checked straight away by a health practitioner.
  • Children who experience concussions generally recuperate within a few days.
    A concussion is also identified as a slight distressing brain injury. The brain consists of soft tissue and is softened by spinal fluid.

    A concussion is also identified as a slight distressing brain injury. The brain consists of soft tissue and is softened by spinal fluid.

Signs And Symptoms Of Concussions

Anybody displaying any of these signs of a concussion must be examined by a doctor.

Physical Symptoms

  • Experiencing severe headaches.
  • Light-headedness.
  • Queasiness and vomiting.
  • Trouble with coordination or stability (not being able to balance properly).
  • Fuzzy vision.

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Disorderly and confused.
  • Trouble focusing, thinking, or making choices.
  • Problem memorizing things, such as what occurred prior to or after the injury.
  • Incoherent speech.

Emotional

  • Feeling nervous or short-tempered for no obvious reason.
  • Feeling miserable or more expressive than usual.

Problem With Sleeping

  • Drowsiness or trouble falling asleep.
  • Excessive sleeping.

Phone for an ambulance or go to the emergency room straight away following a head injury if your child:

  • Can’t wake up.
  • Spasms or seizures.
  • Speech is unclear.
  • Getting more disordered, agitated, drowsy, or restless.
  • Has thrown up more than once.
  • Experiencing a headache that seems to get worse.

Although all children recover fast from concussions, certain symptoms — such as loss of memory, headaches, and trouble concentrating — might remain for weeks or months. It’s vital to lookout for these symptoms and phone your doctor if they persist.

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