What are signs of concussion?

POSTED: 02:31 PM MDT Oct 08, 2012    UPDATED: 09:27 AM MDT Oct 24, 2012 
Symptoms - Headache

Concussions are serious injuries that require medical attention. How do you know if your child is showing signs of a concussion?

 

The most common symptoms are a headache, amnesia surrounding the event and confusion. According to the Mayo Clinic, other symptoms include:

-         Dizziness

-         Ringing in the ears

-         Nausea or vomiting

-         Slurred speech

-         Fatigue

 

Other symptoms might not be present for a few days. These include:

-         Loss of concentration

-         Personality changes

-         Sensitivity to light and noise

-         Sleep disturbances

-         Depression and other psychological problems

-         Problems with taste and smell