How to Prevent Children Concussion?

Q:
How to prevent children concussion?

A:
To protect your child from head injuries, insist on appropriate and properly fitted protective equipment — such as a helmet — during sports and other activities. However, even the best protective equipment can’t prevent all concussions.

You can have a concussion without losing consciousness. Also, a blow to the body that jars the head can result in concussion. Make sure your child’s coach knows if your child has had a concussion. Your child shouldn’t return to play until he or she has been cleared by a medical professional.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Changes in behavior
  • Changes in personality
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Feeling sluggish, groggy or dazed
  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Memory problems
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sleeping problems
  • Slowness in understanding and responding to others

If you think your child has a concussion, seek immediate medical help. Your child’s doctor will determine how serious the concussion is and when it’s safe for your child to return to sports, school or other activities.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.