- What do you do for a mild concussion?
- How do you treat a concussion at home?
- How do I check for a concussion?
- What not to do if you have a concussion?
- How soon do concussion symptoms start?
- Can you have a head injury and not know it?
- Can you make a concussion worse?
- Can I watch TV with a concussion?
- How long will my head be sore after hitting it?
- What does concussion headache feel like?
- When should you go to the doctor after hitting your head?
- What are the symptoms of a slow brain bleed?
What do you do for a mild concussion?
In the meantime, try these tips to help you quickly recover from a concussion and get back to your usual activities.
- Reduce screen time.
- Limit exposure to bright lights and loud sounds.
- Avoid unnecessary movement of your head and neck.
- Stay hydrated.
- Eat more protein.
- Eat foods rich in omega-3s.
How do you treat a concussion at home?
How can you care for yourself at home?
- Rest is the best treatment for post-concussion syndrome.
- Do not drive if you have taken a prescription pain medicine.
- Rest in a quiet, dark room until your headache is gone.
- Put a cold, moist cloth or cold pack on the painful area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
How do I check for a concussion?
To diagnose a concussion, the health care provider will:
- ask about how and when the head injury happened.
- ask about symptoms.
- test memory and concentration.
- do a physical exam and test balance, coordination, and reflexes.
What not to do if you have a concussion?
4 things to avoid after a concussion
- Excessive physical activity. An increased heart rate may worsen your symptoms.
- Strenuous mental activities. Reading, computer work, playing video games, texting and watching TV can overstimulate your brain.
- Driving too soon.
- Pain relievers.
How soon do concussion symptoms start?
Advertisement. In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more. The goal of treatment after concussion is to effectively manage your symptoms.
Can you have a head injury and not know it?
Can I have a traumatic brain injury and not know it? Yes. Many people who have problems such as poor memory, difficulties in learning and behavioral issues are unaware they are experiencing symptoms resulting from an “unidentified” traumatic brain injury.
Can you make a concussion worse?
Tips for Healing: Adults
They can make your symptoms worse and slow your recovery. Avoid activities, such as contact or recreational sports, that could lead to a second concussion. (It is best to avoid roller coasters or other high-speed rides that can make your symptoms worse or even cause a concussion.)
Can I watch TV with a concussion?
Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal.
How long will my head be sore after hitting it?
Headache immediately following a head injury usually clears after minutes or days but sometimes headaches may persist for months or rarely years. The long-term headaches are called post-traumatic or post-concussion headaches.
What does concussion headache feel like?
Throbbing pain is often felt on one side of the head, and may be accompanied by nausea, stomach pain, and sensitivity to light and other stimuli. There may be several stages, with symptoms like flashing lights that precede the onset of the headache, and other symptoms like fatigue after the headache.
When should you go to the doctor after hitting your head?
You should see your doctor after a head injury if you have any of the symptoms listed above. You should see your doctor right away or go to the emergency room if you have bad headaches, repeated vomiting, difficulty using your arms or legs, or worsening sleepiness or confusion.
What are the symptoms of a slow brain bleed?
Symptoms of a subdural hematoma may include:
- Balance or walking problems.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Passing out (losing consciousness)