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When should my child see a doctor if I think he has a concussion?

If you do not have an athletic trainer at your child’s school, then it is important to have your child checked out by a physician if:
  • He has a headache that has lasted more than a day
  • He is having vision problems
  • He's experiencing nausea and vomiting
  • He's having trouble with memory
If you have any worries or concerns about a concussion, it is never a bad idea to have the child checked out by a physician to rule out more serious conditions.

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

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