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what you can expect when your child has a concussion

Someone with a concussion may be knocked unconscious, but this doesn’t happen in every case. In fact, a brief loss of consciousness or “blacking out” doesn’t mean a concussion is any more or less serious than one where a person didn’t black out.

If your child might have had a concussion, go to the emergency room if you see any of these symptoms:

loss of consciousness
severe headache, including a headache that gets worse
blurred vision
trouble walking
confusion and saying things that don’t make sense
slurred speech
unresponsiveness (you can’t wake your child)