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Concussion symptoms in toddlers

Updated on October 22, 2009

Concussion basics

A concussion is an injury to the tissue or blood vessels of the brain. Concussion is caused by a blow to the head. Concussion can happen with any head injury, often without loss of consciousness. People can also get concussions from falls, car and bike accidents, fights, sports injuries and playground accidents. Concussion also known as closed head injury and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Noticing and treating concussion symptoms in toddlers is very important and you should keep a close eye on your toddler after any head injury.

Concussion symptoms in toddlers
Concussion symptoms in toddlers

Concussion symptoms in toddlers:

Some symptoms may show right away and some symptoms may not happen for days or weeks. Children suffering from concussion get better within 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea¬†¬†
  • vomiting
  • Trouble remembering things that happened right before and after the injury
  • Mild to moderate headache.
  • Change in mood (Sad or restlessness)
  • Sentivity to light
  • Short term loss of new learned skills such as toilet training
  • Change in normal sleeping pattern
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty remembering things, concentrating or making decisions
  • Repeated questioning
  • Loss of interest in toys or playing

Different grades of concussion:

Concussion can be categorized into 3 categories:

Grade 1 (Mild concussion): Toddlers suffering from grade 1 concussion experiences only confusion.

Grade 2 (Moderate concussion): Children suffering from grade 2 concussion experiences confusion and amnesia. Amnesia means trouble remembering things that happened before and after the injury.

Grade 3 (Severe concussion): Grade 3 experiences confusion, amnesia and loss of consciousness. Loss of consciousness last less than 5 minutes or longer.

When to call your doctor?

It is important to seek immediate medical attention when you notice any of the following concussion symptoms in your toddler's behavior.

  1. Your toddler is harder to wake up than usual.
  2. The toddler does not stop crying
  3. Concussions symptoms that last more than six weeks after the injury.
  4. Increased confusion
  5. Severe vomitting
  6. Symptoms gets worse during the first few days after his injury.
  7. Drowsiness
  8. Slurred speech


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      5 years ago

      my toddler fell out of a grocery cart and hit his head, has bump on back of his head. has gotten sick

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      6 years ago

      I had two hits at my head, product of an accident with the car, and I now have a few clear alls the success occurred, almost four years, but I have lost part of the recient memory, for it what I can´t to work, and these no I like...If you have a metod for the obtention of a memory ideal for the numbers, send me the information. Thanks...

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      6 years ago

      go to a doctor

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      6 years ago

      I have a concussion right now from soccer and its just not getting better its almost been a month and a half what should I do?


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