What Do You Do for a Concussion?


According to MedicineNet, giving the brain time to rest is essential when it comes to treating a concussion, as this allows the concussion symptoms, such as dizziness, headaches and nausea, to resolve more quickly. Limit the use of items that require the brain to process information, such as computers and smartphones, during recovery.

Concussions occur when the head comes into contact with a hard object. According to MedlinePlus, concussions can impact the way the brain works and may cause headaches, confusion, problems with concentration, memory issues and blurred vision. According to Mayo Clinic, pain relievers, such as Tylenol, can be taken for headaches, but pain relievers containing ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided, as these medications may increase the risk of bleeding.

All vigorous play, sports and physical activities should be avoided when the symptoms of a concussion are sill present, as resuming such activities too soon may increase the risk of a second concussion, and a lasting or fatal brain injury can also develop, notes Mayo Clinic. According to MedlinePlus, injuries of the neck and spine often accompany injuries that cause a concussion, so special care should also be taken to protect these parts of the body during recovery.