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Concussion Symptoms in Boys and Girls

John Pirman

Concussion Symptoms in Girls

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Unsteadiness

Concussion Symptoms in Boys

  • Feeling sluggish or in a fog
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems

Your doctor should help you decide how long to keep your kid off the field following a concussion. Another injury while the first is still healing could lead to lasting brain damage.

Originally published in the April 17, 2011, issue of Family Circle magazine.

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