Concussion symptoms might linger for weeks, experts say - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Concussion symptoms might linger for weeks, experts say

Children who suffer a concussion may have symptoms that begin later, and linger for weeks after an injury.      

That new study in ‘Pediatrics' followed over 200 patients with concussion for three months, or until all their symptoms were gone.      

The most common problems immediately after a head injury were headache, dizziness and fatigue. But those usually faded within two weeks. But, researchers found many developed new emotional side-effects, like frustration and irritability, after the physical symptoms were gone.      

So, now the study recommends keeping injured children out of school for a few days after a head injury, then parents should continue to watch for other changes, and anything out of character should be mentioned to your pediatrician.

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