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FAQs for Parents

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions for parents explaining what parents should do a few days to a few weeks after an injury and how parents can keep a child safe following a concussion.

  • After a concussion, should my child see their pediatrician for an examination?
  • Can I give my child medicine for their headaches? What about taking their other regular medications?
  • Do I need to keep my child awake all night or wake him or her up regularly?
  • My doctor (coach, athletic trainer, etc) initially said that my child could return in two weeks. Is this the right amount of time after a concussion?
  • My child has now had multiple concussions. How concerned should I be, and should my child continue to play contact sports?
  • What are the long-term effects of a concussion?
  • What is neuropsychological testing and what is it used for