The Scary Side of Falls

Common child concussion symptoms

A concussion can be difficult to identify in a young child. Some symptoms may appear right away, while others may not appear for days. But there are perceptible danger signs. Seek medical attention immediately if your child experienced a knock to his noggin and:

  • Won’t stop crying
  • Won’t nurse or eat
  • Has a headache
  • Isn’t as physically coordinated as usual or feels weak
  • Loses a new skill (like potty training)
  • Vomits
  • Slurs speech
  • Is very sleepy (or can’t be awakened)
  • Has one pupil larger than the other
  • Has a convulsion or seizure
  • Isn’t recognizing people or places and appears confused, restless or agitated
  • Loses consciousness

Next: Child concussion recovery