The symptoms of concussion aren’t often easy to identify. In fact, although most people think of loss of consciousness as the direct result of a concussion, other symptoms such as confusion, irritability, and dizziness are much more common. To complicate it further, those symptoms might not manifest immediately but may take several minutes, hours, or even days to show.
Parents should watch out for these red flags of concussion:
• headaches and dizziness
• loss of consciousness
• blurred vision.
If your child experiences any of these symptoms, he or she should be evaluated by a physician. In the case of severe and persistent vomiting following a concussion, you should immediately take your child to the emergency room.