Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What are symptoms of a concussion?

Concussion symptoms aren’t always noticeable right away, according to the National Institutes of Health Some symptoms don’t show up and become problems until days, weeks or even months after the head injury. Some symptoms, according to the NIH, include:

  • Anxiety
  • Blurry vision
  • Concentration problems
  • Difficulty remembering new things
  • Dizziness
  • Extra sleepy
  • Feeling mentally fuzzy
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of consciousness for a short time
  • Nausea
  • Overly emotional
  • Sadness
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Trouble sleeping

Having the following symptoms can mean a much more severe concussion, according to the NIH:

  • Balance problems
  • Loss of consciousness for a long time
  • Ongoing confusion
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Unequal size of pupils
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Weak muscles on one or both sides

For more information about concussion symptoms, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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