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what are symptoms and treatment for a toddler with concussion

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asked Feb 3, 2014 in Health Topics by worried parent
   

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The symptoms of a concussion is sleepiness or not able to sleep, irritability or anger, dizziness, poor coordination, unable to recall before or after the injury, imbalance and change in behavior. The best treatment is to take the toddler to emergency.
answered Feb 4, 2014 by The.Sage Inquisitive Expert (93,460 points)
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Symptoms: Headache is the most symptom. Others include dizziness, vomiting, nausea, lack of coordination,  or difficulty balancing. Common symptoms in concussed children include restlessness, lethargy, and irritability.

Treatment: After checking for signs of neck injury, the child should be watched for several hours. If any of the following develop: repeated vomiting, worsening headache, dizziness, seizure activity, excessive drowsiness, double vision, slurred speech, unsteady walk, or weakness or numbness in arms or legs, immediate assessment in an emergency room is The key is physical and cognitive rest until no more symptoms are present with most (80–90%) concussions resolving in a seven to ten days, although the recovery time may be longer in children and adolescents.
answered Feb 4, 2014 by DeepDark Inquisitive Expert (6,610 points)

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