It is important to monitor signs and symptoms because although they are usually present after an injury occurs, in some cases, some symptoms may not appear for hours or even days later. Take the injury seriously even when symptoms are not fully present.
Click here to download the CDC’s concussion symptom basics sheet.

Confusion

Loss of balance

Disoriented to time and place

Glassy-eyed

Slurred speech

Loss of consciousness (even briefly)

Slowly answers questions

 


 

Headache or head discomfort

Loss of Balance

Blurry vision

Change in sleeping patterns (not enough or too much)

Ringing in the ears

Feeling “foggy”

Dizziness

Fatigue/exhaustion

Sensitivity to light and sound

Numbness or tingling sensations

Vomiting


 

Confusion

Memory loss

Difficulty focusing/concentrating

Slower rate to process information

Slowed reaction time


 

Irritability

Anxiety

Easily saddened or upset

Depression

 

 


 

Too much sleep

Can’t fall asleep

Can’t stay asleep


 

One pupil is larger than the other

Inability to wake up

Headache that continues to worsen

Weakness or numbness

Decreased coordination

Repeated vomiting

Seizures/convulsions

Inability to recognize people or places

Increased confusion or agitation

Unusual behavior

Loss of consciousness

Slurred speech