How to Treat Concussions in Adults?

Q:
How to treat concussions in adults?

A:
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion or mild brain injury, the most important treatment is rest.

You should limit your physical activities. This includes sports, exercise and heavy house cleaning. You should also not participate in contact sports. It is also important to limit mental activities where you need to pay attention or concentrate including work, school, watching television, and playing computer or video games. You may need more rest during the day and getting a good night’s sleep will help your brain heal. Repeat concussions or brain injury before you have healed can be very dangerous.

You should not drink alcohol or take medications which make you more sleepy such as sleeping pills or pain medications. It may be helpful to avoid caffeine including coffee, tea, some sodas and chocolate.

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