Any hit on the head can cause concussion and serious long lasting symptoms if not treated carefully. Concussions are invisible injuries, so it’s important to treat every hit on the head with caution. If your child hits their head, watch for symptoms, such as: trouble remembering, low energy, headaches, sensitivity to light and noise, or being more emotional than usual. If you see any of these, stop play and take them to a doctor right away. Remember to tell their principal and teacher about any head injuries that happen outside of school. Depending on the injury, your child may need time off of school work, sports or other activities to help them fully recover.
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