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It is important for someone who may have a concussion to be checked by a health care professional. Concussions are not usually life threatening, but someone with any of the following symptoms should be taken to the emergency room:

  • Loss of consciousness, even briefly, or severe drowsiness.
  • A headache that worsens even with rest.
  • Seizures.
  • Repeated vomiting.
  • Decreased or irregular breathing.
  • One pupil larger than the other.
  • Increased confusion, agitation or restlessness.
  • Weakness, numbness, tingling, or decreased coordination.

Athletes believed to have a concussion should be removed from play and not allowed to return until evaluated by a health care professional who can clear them to play.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms