Babies very rarely lose their concussion consciousness . Immediately after the injury, they cry a lot, behave restless , then calm down and fall asleep. On the first night, the dream of an injured child is very disturbing. After sleep, the baby with a concussion usually refuses food and behaves moody.
After a child has a concussion, vomiting usually occurs. Children 3-4 years old complain of a headache, then worsening, then weakening. babies usually have a headache on the second day after the injury, and the older children lasts much longer.
Detecting a concussion in a child is difficult due to mild external symptoms. It is especially difficult to determine the presence of concussion in children under the age of 3 years. The only symptom of this injury may be a revitalization of reflexes and a decreased tone of muscles and blood vessels.
In children older than 4 years, with a concussion, the pupils react worse to light, spontaneous horizontal movements of the eyeballs and a general violation of their movement, weakness of the lower facial muscles can be observed. The child may complain of dizziness, tinnitus.
To establish a diagnosis of concussion, a manifestation of 2-3 of the above symptoms is sufficient. If you have identified these signs in a child, you need to urgently call an ambulance. Before the doctor arrives, the child should be laid on his side, unfastened clothes to facilitate breathing, put a cold compress on his head.
Treatments for concussion are usually performed at home. During therapy, the child needs complete rest. He should not watch TV, listen to music, play. Walk around the room as little as possible. It is not recommended to even talk when concussed.
A concussion in a child is dangerous with its possible consequences. Therefore, upon receipt of an injury, it is necessary to consult a doctor in time for the appointment of treatment.