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Over a month ago I took an accidental, nose dive into our

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Hello, Over a month ago I took an accidental, drunken nose dive into our cement and tile hot tub. I did not pass out. My injury was a full opening of my scalp, starting at my left temple to my upper center forehead. My left eye brow was swollen. I continue to have dull headaches and feelings of pressure on the top of my head. I was told in the emergency room that I had a concussion. My in house alcohol rehab only lasted two weeks before I walked and relapsed for an hour and returned.  They discharged me.   Since the beginning I have felt fatigued, forgetful and reacting different than normal. I hope this will pass. Should I have been treated any different than normal in rehab? I understand this is a loaded question.
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A concussion can have effects that last for a long time, sometimes a lifetime. On the other hand, the front part of your skull (forehead) is one of the toughest parts of your head. It is even "cushioned" by the frontal sinuses.
I do not think that the folks in rehab really should have done anything different for you given your recent history. First of all, they are not a full hospital facility and as long as you had no serious symptoms there is no need to transfer you to an ER in the middle of your rehab.
This being said, if you are still having difficulties, and from what you have posted, it seems like you might, I'd make an appointment to see your primary care MD.
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