What Causes a Concussion?
A concussion can be caused by a blow to the head, such as:
- Falling from a height,
- Car accident,
- During a Fight,
- Sports injury, or
- Head struck with a hard object.
When to Call a Pediatrics Clinic?
When you see the following symptoms of concussion, call your child’s pediatrician immediately. The Pediatrician may recommend treating the symptoms at home, set up an appointment to see your child, or ask you to send your child to the hospital’s emergency ward.
- Your child struck a hard object with the head but did not lose consciousness
- izziness after head injury
- Loss of memory for a few minutes
- Slight headache with no vision disturbances
Go to an emergency department, if you see the following symptoms:
- A fall from the height or a hard fall onto a hard surface or object which results in bleeding
- When a child who loses consciousness as the result of a head injury.
- Prolonged loss of consciousness (longer than two minutes)
- Vomiting more than once
- ConfusionDiscomfort or anxiety
- Extreme drowsiness, weakness, or inability to walk
- Severe headache
- Loss of memory
- Seizures or convulsions
- Unclear speech
What Is the Treatment for a Concussion?
It is preferred to call or visit your child’s pediatrician at his Pediatrics Clinic. He may recommend you to follow the following things
- Bed rest,
- Keep the child hydrated with the fluids,
- A pain killer.
- Ice may also be applied to relieve pain, and it can also decrease swelling of the bump.
- Cuts are numbed with medication, by injection or topical application. The cut is then cleansed thoroughly with an iodine solution.
The pediatrician will explore the injury to look for foreign matter and hidden injuries, and then gives the proper treatment to relieve the symptoms of concussion. The Pediatrics Clinic has the best pediatrician, who can best deal your child and examines your child’s health with the latest assessment and evaluation procedures.