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how do you know if you have a concussion


How to Tell if a Person Has a Concussion: 11 Steps - wikiHow

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** How to Tell if a Person Has a Concussion **

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A concussion can be a serious head injury. Sometimes the severity of the
damage is not known immediately. Signs of a more severe injury may appear
later-on and require emergency medical care. If you're having any symptoms,
go to a doctor to get it checked out(if you hit your head). This article
will help you in determining the severity of a concussion, and also list
some common symptoms.

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*Check to make sure the scene is safe*.


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· 2
*Check for loss of consciousness*.


· 3
*If Unconscious, Check the victim's ABCs*:



· Airway.
· Breathing.
· Circulation.

· 4
*Do /not/ move them /unless/ absolutely /necessary/*. If they are
unconscious there is a good chance they could have a spinal injury as well.
So make sure the head and neck are immobilized by holding the head
perpendicular to the shoulder.


· 5
*Check the victim for mental awareness*. Failing this test means a trip to
the ER as soon as possible. Ask questions, such as:



· "What is your name?"
· "Where are you?"
· "What happened to you?"

· 6
*Check the victim's eyes*. If you have a flashlight, shine the light into
their eyes. Do their


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