My mother was hit in the head with a softball and lost consciousness for a minute when we were watching my daughter’s game. I think she had a concussion, and I want to make sure I ask all the right questions when I take her to her Louisville doctor. What should I ask?

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First, get your mother to the doctor or the emergency room right away. Make sure that you tell the doctor about any medicines—prescription or over-the-counter—that your mother is taking, including dosages. Don’t forget to mention vitamins and other supplements.

Here are some questions that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend asking:

  • What kind of activities should she avoid?
  • When can she resume normal activities?
  • When may she drive her car again?
  • What kind of medication, if any, should she take?
  • Should she avoid any specific medicines while taking the new one?
  • Should she avoid drinking alcohol? If not, what should be the limit?
  • What complications, if any, should I be on the lookout for?
  • Will she need any special treatment or rehabilitation?
  • Should we schedule a follow-up visit?
  • How long will it take her to get better?

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