1f. Red flags

Red flags


Problems could arise over the first 24-48 hours. You should go to the ER if you:


  • Have a headache that gets worse; or a new type of headache; or a severe headache
  • Are very drowsy or can’t be awakened
  • Can’t recognize people, places or can’t remember new events
  • Have repeated vomiting (more than once)
  • Behave unusually or seem confused; are very irritable
  • Have seizures (arms and legs jerk uncontrollably)
  • Have weak or numb arms or legs
  • Are unsteady on your feet
  • Have slurred speech
  • Have persistent neck pain
  • Have double vision or blurred vision
  • Lose consciousness
  • Bleeding or continual leaking of fluid from the ears or nose
  • If you notice any signs of symptoms that concern you and you are unsure about their importance


Remember, it is better to be safe.


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