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Should I change my child’s diet if he has a concussion?

If your child has a concussion, his diet does not necessarily have to change. However, vitamins A, D, E, and all B vitamins will help heal the brain injury.

If your child is still having symptoms of a concussion, he should not take any medications or alcohol. Even though the drugs and alcohol may relieve the head pain caused from the concussion, they can hide the symptoms of the concussion. For example, if the child is taking pain medication and his concussion symptoms are getting worse each day, he may not know that his symptoms are worsening.

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

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