Common Signs of Common School Ailments
Among those who are at the highest risk for concussions are children and adolescents. This risk is greatest during physical activities, such as at recess or during physical education class or sports practices. Because concussions can have a serious effect on a young, developing brain, it's important to recognize the symptoms promptly to prevent further injury.
- One pupil that is larger than the other
- Extreme drowsiness
- A dazed or stunned look
- Confusion about events
- Answering questions slowly
- Difficulty recognizing people or places
- Losing consciousness
- Changes in behavior or personality
- Headache that gets worse and doesn't go away
- Repeated nausea or vomiting
- Problems with balance
- Double vision.
Because you can't necessarily see a concussion, it is important to watch for any potential signs or symptoms. These can show up right after an injury or may not appear for hours or days after the injury.