What are the Signs and Symptoms

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on October 26, 2017

    Concussion Signs and Symptoms

    Concussion signsOnly one of the following symptoms needs to be present. It is also possible to have any combination of these symptoms.

    • Confusion / disorientation
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Unsteadiness
    • Nausea
    • Feeling “in a fog”
    • Vomiting
    • May or may not involve loss of consciousness
      (loss of consciousness is not typical)

    What should be done if a concussion is suspected?

    • Do not have the person take ibuprofen related products or aspirin
    • Seek medical advice from an individual who is trained in assessing and diagnosing concussions
    • Carefully watch the injured person for worsening symptoms
    • If symptoms continue to worsen, transport the athlete to the local emergency room for further evaluation

    How do you prevent head injuries?

    • Follow a physician’s “return to play” guidelines
    • Equipment should be properly fitted, routinely checked and replaced or refitted when necessary (this includes protective oral devices such as mouth-guards)
    • Always follow “safe sports techniques” as they pertain to your sport If an athlete has sustained a head injury and has concussion symptoms, he / she should not return to play without being evaluated by a medical professional

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