Do you think your child may have a concussion?

If you suspect a concussion:

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
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Poor balance or coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Visual problems
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Confused, foggy
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness

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.