Concussion Services

When to go to the ER

Go to the ER if you have: 

  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away. This is rare, but may be caused by a blood clot.  
  • Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination  
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea 
  • Slurred speech  

You should be taken to the ER right away if you:

  • Look very drowsy or cannot be awakened 
  • Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other 
  • Have convulsions or seizures 
  • Cannot recognize people or places 
  • Are getting more and more confused, restless or agitated 
  • Have unusual behavior 
  • Lose consciousness, even if for a very short time 

Take your child to the ER right away if they:

  • Have any of the danger signs for adults listed above 
  • Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled 
  • Will not nurse or eat 

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