Any bump or blow to the head has concussion potential. Concussion symptoms may occur immediately or days/weeks later and can include:
- Concentration or memory issues
- Change in sleep habits
- Feeling sluggish/”foggy”
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
If you suspect someone may be experiencing a concussion after a blow to the head, ask these questions immediately then again a few minutes later. If the individual doesn’t know the answers or seems confused, consult a healthcare professional immediately.
- What day is it?
- What month is it?
- Repeat these words: Girl, dog, green (ask to repeat again a few minutes later)
- Repeat the days of the week backward