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Does nausea after a head injury mean my child has had a concussion?

If your child hit their head and feels sick, it does not necessarily mean they have a concussion. Only a medical doctor, athletic trainer, or other health professional can determine if your child does in fact have a concussion. If you suspect that your child has had a concussion, you should have him evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Georgia College & State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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