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Can I die from a concussion?
A concussion itself will not cause a coma or death. However, the head trauma that caused the concussion could cause serious and potentially life threatening complications. For this reason, anyone who experiences symptoms of a concussion needs medical attention.
What are 5 signs of a concussion?
Headache or “pressure” in head.
What are 2 dangers of a concussion?
Repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching). Unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation. Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out).
What to do if you get a concussion?
Rest (for 1–2 days after the concussion)
- Relax at home.
- Avoid or cut down on screen time.
- Don’t drive.
- Avoid all sports and any activities (such as roughhousing with friends, or riding a bike or skateboard) that could lead to another head injury.
How do I check for a concussion?
What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion?
- blurred or double vision.
- dizziness, balance problems, or trouble walking.
- confusion and saying things that don’t make sense.
- being slow to answer questions.
- slurred speech.
- nausea or vomiting.
- not remembering what happened.
What position should you sleep in with a concussion?
Make sure you are keeping yourself positioned as close to neutral as possible. This means keeping your head aligned with your spine, regardless if you’re lying on your side or on your back. If you’re lying on your side, you may need to use two pillows to keep your head elevated to the correct height.
Should I go to ER for Concussion?
Should I Go to the Hospital for a Concussion? In general, any head injury associated with loss of consciousness, seizures, prolonged confusion or amnesia, neck pain, vomiting or numbness or weakness in arms or legs should be transported to the emergency room in an ambulance right away.
Should I go to hospital if I hit my head?
When to go to hospital Unconsciousness or lack of full consciousness, even if the person has now recovered. Any clear fluid running from the ears or nose. Bleeding from one or both ears. Bruising behind one or both ears.
Should I go to ER for concussion?
Can I sleep after I hit my head?
Unless a doctor says the person needs further treatment, the injured person should sleep and rest. A concussion can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
Is a concussion serious?
A single concussion usually doesn’t cause permanent damage to your brain. Multiple concussions over a lifetime may result in structural changes in your brain. Concussions are not usually life-threatening. However, the effects from a concussion can be serious and last for days, weeks or even longer.
Can you go to sleep after hitting your head?
It is generally considered safe for people with head injuries or concussions to go to sleep. In some cases, a doctor may recommend waking the person regularly to make sure his or her condition has not worsened.