Warning Signs for Children and Teens
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull. Contact your health care professional or emergency department right away if your child has ANY of the following danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body:
- Headache that gets worse and does not go away.
- Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination.
- Repeated vomiting or nausea.
- Slurred speech.
- Looks very drowsy or cannot be awakened.
- Has one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other.
- Has convulsions or seizures.
- Cannot recognize people or places.
- is getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated.
- Has unusual behavior.
- Loses consciousness for over a minute.
Additional Warning Signs in Babies or Toddlers
Have any of the danger signs for children and teens listed above or:
- Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled.
- Will not nurse or eat.