The head, neck and brain are vulnerable to serious injury during a fall, car accident or other events that cause a sudden jarring of the body. One common result is a concussion, and the Mayo Clinic notes that in many cases, a victim does not lose consciousness, which can make a concussion difficult to recognize right away.
Those who suffer an unexpected injury to the head or upper body and those around them may want to understand and identify concussion symptoms, as this type of head trauma could cause complications in the future if it is not treated as soon as possible.
Concussions can cause victims to become very drowsy to the point where they cannot stay awake on their own. This symptom can also include being slow to respond when called out of that drowsy state. Those who experience extreme sleepiness after an accident may want to seek medical attention right away.
Nausea and vomiting
The results of a concussion can affect the inner ear and cause feelings of extreme nausea, which may lead to bouts of vomiting. If the injury includes a closed head wound and there is no apparent trauma, these symptoms usually indicate a concussion.
Pressure in the head
Headaches and sensations of pressure often occur with a concussion and are often persistent after the accident. If the sensations occur along with vision problems, loved ones may want to get him or her to a doctor right away for treatment.
Depending on the type of head injury, concussion symptoms may vary. Concussion symptoms in babies and young children are often difficult to spot and adults may want to monitor them carefully after any type of accident that included a blow to the head.