~The most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury is called a concussion.
What is a concussion?- A concussion is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head. The result? Your brain doesn’t function normally. If you’ve suffered a concussion, vision may be disturbed, you may lose equilibrium, or you may fall unconscious. In short, the brain is confused.
Can children have concussions?- Because their heads are disproportionately large compared to the rest of their body, concussions often occur in young children.
Symptoms- Signs may not appear for days or weeks after the injury. Some symptoms last for just seconds; others may linger.
~Confusion or feeling dazed
Nausea or vomiting
Balance problems or dizziness
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Ringing in ears
Behavior or personality changes
How to treat a concussion- Seek medical attention. A health care professional can decide how serious the concussion is and whether you require treatment. If you have suffered a concussion, wait until symptoms are gone before returning to normal activities. That could take several minutes, hours, days, or even a week.