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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:
|from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone|
|from Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice|
|from Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies|
|from The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult|
|from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition|
|from Coaching Baseball For Dummies|
|from Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured|
|from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide|
|from Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured|
|from When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition|