Concussion danger signs

Be alert for symptoms that worsen over time. Your child or teen should be seen in an emergency department right away if he or she has:

  • One pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other
  • Drowsiness or cannot be awakened
  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away
  • Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty recognizing people or places
  • Increasing confusion, restlessness or agitation
  • Unusual behavior
  • Loss of consciousness