Concussion

What is Concussion?

Concussion is a brain injury resulting from a blow to the head. It can be most commonly sustained during sports. The symptoms are a headache, nausea and vomiting and visual disturbance.

Questions and answers on "Concussion"

If you think you may have a concussion can i smoke methamphetamine to stay awake??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Definitely NO

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Concussion destabilise the connection between neurons and that same may deteriorate further if meth is used.

Methamphetamine being sympathomimetic increases blood...

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Is it possible to get a mild concussion from a metal toy car being thrown at your head from a very short distance from a child?

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Brief Answer:
Very unlikely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is straightforward no, it is very unlikely to get a concussion like that.

Hope this helps.

Take...

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Wife fell and hit her head on cement. ER determined concussion. She's complaint about itchiness. What to do?

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Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Vertigo may be associated with head injury and concussion injury.
Itching may be related to administered drug related and needs to be reviewed.
You can take antivertigo...

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Hello, I fell and hit my head on the concrete, I have been diagnosed with concussion. But before the diagnosis I had a couple of glasses of wine to calm down and ended up appearing very drunk..... Please can you tell me why?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Concussion is in no relation with wine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Stephngrugeon,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Wine drinking should not be related in any way to your concussion. Please make more clear your query --...

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I had a mild concussion and now I am having night sweats is there a connection?

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Brief Answer:
There is no connection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

There is generally no connection between mild concussion and night sweats.

If the night sweats persist, you may need to get screened for any infection.

However, there is no need to worry at present.

I...

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My son went to a trampoline park and feels very dizzy for last 3 hours
Seems to be breathing heavier than normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be a mild concussion - approach the nearest emergency room

Detailed Answer:
Hi...I understand your concern. Sometimes high jumping trampolines like this can cause -

1. Mild concussion to the brain.
2. Equilibrium apparatus in the middle ear may get disarrayed causing...

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Hi my daughter got hit with an iceball in the side of the head she had a little headache but it has since gotten worse after she went to soccer practice.she does not have any vomiting but has a little dizziness and memory problems she has been having for a few weeks before this hit.she got a mild concussion about 2 yrs ago from an iceskating fall.she also has epilepsy and a migraine disorder,but has been off meds and free of symptoms and seizures for about 6-7 yrs now

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
I can understand your concern.

If your daughter is having dizziness after that hit she should be examined physically to identify the cause of that. She may require further investigations like CT brain if the physical examination indicates that. So I...

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Yes. Thank you. My son was diagnosed with a grade 2 concussion yesterday after a Rugby bash. He went to the ER in XXXXXXX KY and they did a CT Scan. It was clear. They released him and game him Zofran to take every 6 hours for nausea and Diclofenac Sodium 75mg to take 2x a day for 14 days. Of course he will be going thru concussion protocol starting with his dr tomorrow am and then on to a "concussion clinic' This is 3rd maybe 4th concussion. I think our Rugby days are over. He is 17 yrs and weighs 180. My question is can he take Advil along with the DS 75mg. His head is still pounding.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tylenol may be used with diclofenac.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Instead of Advil that may worsen nausea and may damage stomach if used simultaneously with diclofenac, your son, in my opinion may use...

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My husband's 28 year old son works in furniture removal and has just come home from work after knocking his head. He seems OK, but has gone to bed and is now asleep.
Just wondering if the fact that he is sleeping is a sign of a concussion or (at least,)a worse knock than we thought? Also, do we need to keep an eye on him, or should we be glad he is a sleep and leave him to it?
Many thanks.
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Watch him for 24 hours...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Based on the information provided, I did not notice any concerning issue. I assume that he did not lose consciousness after injury. Further he did not vomit or complaint of headache. These are unfavorable symptoms.

Since he was alright...

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what do you do for someone who had a concussion 3 days ago?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Only rest.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Since 3 days have already gone the period of observation for major complications like brain bleeds has passed, there is not much worry on that regard.
That being said concussion patients...

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Recent questions on  Concussion

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I got a concussion 3 days ago and I am still having really bad head spins especially while sleeping and rolling over in my sleep. Sometimes the room spins so fast I cannot focus on anything and loose my balance. Is this normal for a concussion? Will I get better?

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I just had a horrible fall that ended up with a subdural hematoma that stopped bledding but now dealing with severe concusiion and [ost concussion issues. I have had previous (3) severe concussions along with major brain surgery. once the bleeding got absorbed by my brain where does it go? is it normal for me to be getting black eyes, slurred speech, and behavorial issues like being edgy, nausea, sleepiness and such? shoudl I be watching things closly?

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Hi I played hockey 2 years ago and was hit in the head with a Puck behind the ear it was bruised and bleeding and a week Later I got hit by a 6 foot 1 guy who weighed at least 180-210 Could I have post concussion syndrom I have most symptoms Headaches memory loss ringing in the ears dizzines confusion Ect

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Hi,a truck hit me like 9-10 years ago,i had a slight brain concussion,now im training box Im 16 years old,and sometimes when im boxing at home(practicing) when i hit my head shakes abit and i feel slight pain sometimes,could you explain me why is this happening please

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On 11/25 I had an accident causing a concussion I am a 71 yo female. . I need to know if my symptoms are normal or not. 1. headache on side of concussion, off and on. 2. unable to remember, intermittent. 3. unable to concentrate. Headache on rt...

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I asked questions of Dr. Olsi Taka ( neurologist ) on 20 November 2017. These are followup questions. I spoke about a violent impact when my then partner violently smashed my head into a wall on my left 20 years ago, when I was 30. The doctor said...

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My niece is a sophomore at UNC Tarheals. She is a varsity volleyball player. This fall she received a concussion from a 90mph volleyball hit to the head and seized for several minutes. ER, CT and other scans etc.. no abnormal pathology. Meantime...

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