Health Tip: If You Have a Concussion

Try to avoid additional injury

(HealthDay News) -- If you've recently had a head injury and are experiencing headaches, dizziness or nausea, you may have a concussion.

Other symptoms of concussion include ringing in the ears, blurred vision, balance and memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and confusion. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.

Concussions usually improve with time and rest, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. You can take an over-the-counter painkiller, such as Tylenol or Motrin, to alleviate headaches. Most important if you have a concussion is to avoid any activity that could cause additional injury.

Repeated concussions can be dangerous. Always wear protective head gear if playing a contact sport or engaging in other activity where head injury is possible.

Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on April 25, 2006

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