Signs and symptoms of the Concussion in youngsters

 

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In young babies, signs of a concussion can include: crying when you move the baby’s head irritability interruption in the baby’s sleeping habits, either sleeping more or less vomiting bump or bruise on the head. Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if: Your child is harder to wake than usual, or you cannot wake him or her. Your child has a seizure, increasing confusion, or a change in personality.

Your child’s speech becomes slurred. Your child has new vision problems, or one pupil is bigger. Concussion symptoms and signs may appear 24 to 72 hours after the injury. It is essential to monitor your child during this period closely. Older children may have emotional and cognitive symptoms, whereas younger children may exhibit physical symptoms.

The following symptoms and signs may be seen in concussion in children (6). For a child to safely return to sports and other restricted activities after a concussion, a doctor’s permission is required. Experiencing a second concussion before the first concussion is healed can cause a condition known as Second Impact Syndrome, which can increase the chances of severe brain swelling and could be fatal.

Concussion Symptoms Reported Headache or “pressure” in head. Concussion symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability and difficulty with thinking skills, such as memory and attention. Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder of concussion symptoms that last longer than a normal recovery period. It’s unclear why some people develop post-concussion syndrome and others don’t.

Signs And Symptoms Of Concussion In Babies A concussion is a closed head injury, in which the brain might get affected, but without any prominent marks on the skull (3). Thus, the signs are subtle, and parents may find it difficult to understand if the baby has had a concussion. Concussion symptoms in babies Concussion symptoms can vary in babies. These may not be as noticeable at first, since babies don’t exhibit slurred speech, walking difficulties, and other hallmark. But it’s important to recognize the signs of a concussion so you can take the proper steps to treat the injury.

There are some common physical, mental, and emotional symptoms a person may display. The best plan is to get educated on symptoms and signs of concussion in children. Download the Concussion eBook for Kids and Parent’s Toolkit for Concussion Care to educate your child and yourself about concussions.

Also be sure your youth league has this information, and recommend that they implement baseline testing for the athletes.

List of related literature:

•If your child suffers a blow to the head, experiences dizziness or blurred vision, or becomes disoriented for more than a few minutes (signs of concussion).

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone” by Linda Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone
by Linda Page
Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

Parents should be instructed to return to the ED if the child has persistent vomiting, changes in vision, unequal pupil size, persistent headache or drowsiness, changes in level of consciousness, unequal strength or gait, or seizures.

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from Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice
by Emergency Nurses Association, ENA
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

But if Baby lost consciousness after hitting his head or is showing signs of a concussion (unusual pallor, loss of motor skills, extreme irritability or lethargy, vomiting, or dilated or uneven pupils) or skull fracture (discharge from ears), call your doctor or take Baby to the emergency room for evaluation.

“Your Baby's First Year For Dummies” by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
from Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies
by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
Wiley, 2011

The symptoms of head trauma in young children are nonspecific and include mental status changes, apparent life-threatening events, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, and seizures.

“The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult” by M. William Schwartz
from The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult
by M. William Schwartz
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012

When a head injury is more severe, the child is likely to vomit, lose her appetite, be pale for several hours, show signs of headache and dizziness, alternate between agitation and lethargy, and seem sleepier than usual.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

Parents should carefully monitor the child at home for several days; alert them to be on the lookout for persistent headaches, dizziness, irritability, and memory or vision changes — conditions that can suddenly appear following a head injury.

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from Coaching Baseball For Dummies
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Nausea and vomiting are common signs and symptoms of head injury in children; however, it is easy to mistake these for an abdominal injury or

“Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured” by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
from Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2016

Symptoms and signs of a head injury include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, poor coordination, slurred speech, and unconsciousness.

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from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Nausea and vomiting are common signs and symptoms of head injury in children; however, it is easy to mistake these for an abdominal injury or illness.

“Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured” by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
from Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Dilated pupils, severe and unrelenting headache, nausea, prolonged dizziness, or blood from the ears and nose are all potential signs of serious head injuries.

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  • My child has fallen twice and get hit on back his head.i was worried about he cries more.but later i made him bed to sleep.my question is should i neccessary to check or treatment for my babies back head injury?

  • This is used on children as well. California courts have proved traumatic brain injury outcomes from the use of electroshock/ECT. Electrical trauma is also recognized by the brain injury centers as a mechanism for same. Long term outcomes from electrical trauma can include CTE and ALS. Dr. Bennett Omalu of the NFL injuries also is stating and noting that CTE is anticipated secondary to ECT as well. Patients are now entering into traumatic brain injury programs and brain injury support groups. If you have had ECT please contact the DK law group of CA involved in a current national product liability suit to see if you may qualify to join. The procedure and devices associated with ECT have never had FDA testing for safety or effectiveness. Patients are showing damages on testing. Involves up to 450 volts and greater. See ectjustice and site Life After ECT. Book by Linda Andre called Doctors of Deception.

  • This is a very well explained video, We tracked down an article about 15 Signs of a Concussion Never to Overlook let’s see https://www.girlandpower.com/15-signs-of-a-concussion-never-to-overlook/

  • My son was in the truck with me when i totaled it. And got my 1st head injury in 8yrs.. Ppl discredit what my sons been through b4 they judge him

  • I had a concussion from boxing in September (I’m writing this in February) I’m still getting headaches when I run and do shadow boxing. It’s been 5 months and I’m worried these might be permanent. Is this natural?