Weakness or Numbness of the Arms or Legs
Unsteady while Standing or Slurring Speech
A person suffering from a concussion can act irrational or unusual. Sometimes they become irritable and other times they seem confused. Monitor the person’s change of behavior and consult your Doctor. Do not leave the person alone.
Repeated vomiting should be a cause for concern in any situation. Following head trauma, this could be a big sign of brain damage
This is a sign that would scare anyone. Loss of memory such as people or places is an extreme symptom, but it is a sure sign of a concussion. Athletes should not be returned to play the same day of injury.
Can’t Recognize People or Places
A person suspected of having a concussion should never be left alone. If possible, try to keep the person awake as long as possible until you reach a hospital. If the patient is completely unresponsive, call 911 and check the chest and neck regions for signs of breathing.
Drowsiness or Not Waking Up
Problems could arise over 24-48 hours, if your child, team-mate, or patient begins complaining of a strong headache which is getting worse with time, immediately take them to the hospital.
Over the years, and most commonly in contact sports, concussions and repetitive head trauma can be very damaging and sometimes fatal if not managed properly. According to the International Consensus meeting on "Concussion in Sport" held in Zurich, Switzerland on November of 2008; A concussion is a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in a variety of non-specific symptoms and often does not involve loss of consciousness. Here are eight signs to look for when suspecting a concussion:
While some symptoms can be very extreme and obvious, and would cause most people to call 911, the most important symptoms are the subtle ones. If you suspect someone of having a concussion, consult a Doctor or take that person to the hospital immediately. Remember, it is much better to be on the safe side.
CONCUSSIONS: 8 Signs To Watch For Following Head Trauma