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123Chip posted:
The daughter of a family friend was struck in the head by a ceiling fan blade. She was not knocked unconscious. Days later and because of persistent headaches, she was taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed as having suffered a concussion. That was in March 2012. We are being told by her mother that she may not be able to attend school this upcoming year. She is a really good student that gets really good grades. Do we really hold our children out of school these days for concussions, or post-concussion syndrome?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
As a family friend, you may not know details of her injury so the treament might seem extreme to you. However, every concussion is different - and treatment varies case to case. Here is some information:

How to help your brain get better after a concussion.

Taking a break from school is one of the treatments suggested.


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