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Long Term Effects and Warning Signs of More Serious Injuries. Dr. Karen Maria Barlow Paediatric Neurologist. Plain sailing ? Vast majority of people will have fully recovered 2 weeks after the injury. 11% still symptomatic 3 months after injury. Headaches Irritability Fatigue

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long term effects and warning signs of more serious injuries

Long Term Effects and Warning Signs of More Serious Injuries

Dr. Karen Maria Barlow

Paediatric Neurologist

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Plain sailing?

Vast majority of people

will have fully recovered

2 weeks after the injury

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Headaches

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with memory and concentration
  • Trouble sleeping
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Upside down

School difficulties

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Subdural haematomas

  • Second-impact syndrome
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“Yikes I forgot my helmet”

Warning signs

  • Increasing headaches that wake you from sleep
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness or weakness on one half of the body
  • Double vision
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Repeated concussion in the same season

Long-term effects of multiple concussions (more than 3)