Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

Head injury, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, seeing double. Treatment for concussion?

Last night when I bent down to pick up laundry up off the floor in the closet as I stood up I banged the side of my head above my temple really hard. The blow knocked me to my knees. I felt tears roll down my checks and I was very dizzy. Stayed up for about an hour but fell asleep . Sometime later I was jolted awake and felt really really weird I was also seeing double,went back to sleep. Today no headache but feel dizzy head feels weird and a bit nauseous. Not sure what to do . I have had concussions before but have never been jolted awake and have never seen double.
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  187
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Most likely, you are suffering from post-traumatic vertigo due to mild head injury. In this condition, dizziness and nausea/vomiting are the main features. It is self-limiting and most people recover in a few days.

Diplopia or double vision is not common in this. If the double vision persists, you should consult a doctor and get a CT scan of the brain done.

For relief from dizziness, you could take betahistine, and for pain relief, you could take ibuprofen or diclofenac.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor