Know the Symptoms of a Concussion

Read Transcript

Hi, I'm Dr. Oz. Your kids play sports? That' great, they are on the way to enjoying a life long healthy habit, but being active especially in contact sports often comes with bumps in the head. If your kid ever takes a hard blow to the head, and might have a concussion, you need to know what to do about it. First off, if your child yelps in pain, that's a good sign, he or she is conscious. If he doesn't respond, get medical attention right away, and keep a close watch for 48 hours after the injury. It can take that long for symptoms of a concussion to develop.

Here's what to look for, headaches, dizziness, eyes that aren't in sync, nausea, confusion, unusual sleepiness, or agitation. Head to the ER if any of these occur, wake your child a couple of times during the night to check for symptoms. If they get an irritated, mom, I'm trying to sleep. Well, that's a good sign, but if you are unsure, it's never wrong to have a head injury checked out. I'm Dr. Oz. For more ways to protect your family's health, watch all of our smart tips, right here.