Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms in Infant, Toddlers, and Preschool Children. Younger children may show signs of concussion in the following ways:

If any of these signs continue or develop in your child, seek medical care from a Licensed Health Care Provider(LHCP).

If you have any questions, call the OSF Call Center at 1-888-6-ASKOSF.

Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms worsen, such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Crying and inability to be consoled
  • Restlessness and/or irritability
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Change in personality
  • Excessive crying or continued crying without stopping
  • Persistent headache
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Change in breastfeeding or eating habits
  • Becoming upset easily or increased temper tantrums
  • Sad or lethargic mood
  • Lack of interest in favorite toys
  • Headaches that worsen
  • Seizures
  • Looks very drowsy or can’t be awakened
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Can’t recognize people or places
  • Increasing confusion or irritability
  • Weakness or numbness in arms or legs
  • Neck pain
  • Unusual behavior change
  • Significant irritability
  • Any loss of consciousness.