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How can a concussion be treated?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hello, I'm Carina, and I'm a writer, so my question might be a bit odd, hope that's okay with you.
In my scenario I have a male in the mid forties who suffers a great blow to the head resulting in a concision. As I understand it, the danger sings with a concision are headaches, drowsiness or inability to wake up, vomiting or nausea - if I have misunderstood any of this I'd be thankful if you'd correct me.
My actual question is how a concision is treated? I can't seem to find anything online other than "go to a doctor". Are there any medications involved? Any treatments, or is it simply to rest and hope it heals itself?
Thank you for your time, and I hope you have a nice day.
Carina
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Loss of consciousness is the hallmark symptom.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Brief loss of the consciousness is the hallmark symptom of a concussion.

Inability to wake up goes beyond the concussion and may indicate greater brain damages and in this case, or other complications, urgent evaluation by a Doctor and brain imaging is necessary.

Besides rest, eating healthy and observation, drugs that may be used in cases of concussion include ibuprofen or other painkillers, anti-vomiting drugs, etc.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.


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