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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

NOT ALL CASES OF CON­CUS­SION CAUSE LOSS OF CON­SCIOUS­NESS

Dizzi­ness, headache, nau­sea and con­fu­sion are the early symp­toms of con­cus­sion. Any­one com­plain­ing of th­ese symp­toms should be re­moved from play. If some­one is show­ing signs of neck pain, in­creas­ing con­fu­sion, re­peated vom­it­ing, seizures, weak­ness in the arms or legs, de­creas­ing con­scious­ness, se­vere or in­creas­ing headache, un­usual be­hav­iour change or dou­ble vi­sion, then med­i­cal at­ten­tion should be sought IM­ME­DI­ATELY. Th­ese are red flags and may be a sign of a more se­ri­ous brain in­jury. Any­one who ex­hibits th­ese symp­toms should see a doc­tor, and may re­quire hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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