Do you think your child may have a concussion?
If you suspect a concussion:
- Have your child stop the activity right away. When in doubt sit them out!
- Children with a concussion should not return to any activity on the same day the injury occurred.
- Monitor your child closely for any physical, mental or emotional changes.
- Take your child to see the doctor as soon as possible to have the head injury accessed.
Does your child have any signs and symptoms of a concussion? Symptoms of a concussion don’t always show up right away. They may appear 24 to 72 hours after the injury.
- Sleep disturbances or drowsiness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Poor balance or coordination
- Visual problems
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Confused, foggy
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
If yes, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Is this an emergency? Does your child have any Red Flag symptoms?
- Increased drowsiness or cannot be awakened
- Loss of consciousness
- Neck pain
- Increased confusion –cannot recognize people or places
- Repeated vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
- Pupils are not the same size
- Blurred or double vision
- Slurred speech
- Weakness, numbness in arms/legs
- Change in behaviour- irritability aggression
If yes, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.