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when should you worry about headaches in a child

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: Headaches are very common in children. Tumors are not. Children can have simple stress headaches which are usually mild, usually in the afternoon an ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
NO REASON TO WORRY: Most likely you child suffers from migraines, and the headaches would be very unlikely to be secondary to any intracranial structural issue, and the e ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Headache: Usually babies do not have headaches but if you notice that your baby is him/herself please contact the doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very hard to tell: It is very hard to tell if a baby has a headache. We assume babies and toddlers have headaches because we know older children and adults have headach ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Headache serious?: A childs headache is serious and you should have it investigated if he has these symptoms 1headache is recurrent and not relieved with over the counte ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not a Simple Answer: There is not really a good answer, because it depends upon the cause. For example, dehydration headaches improve with hydration/fluids. Caused by low ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Have him Checked: Record the events via a "head ache diary" that can be easily downloaded via the cdc. And take the info to your doc.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?migraine: The headaches may have little to due with birth of your child, but could be common migraine or a migraine variant, but could be due to neck issues, br ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
It's possible!: Carbonated drinks can contain many additives, including caffeine, that can cause headaches in people sensitive to them. Also, anything that is really ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several options: Lack of hydration is the most common cause for childhood headaches, but migraines are possible, jaw (TMJ) issues, cervical malalignment, eye strain, s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Likely not: A headache during an active strep throat infection is not unusual. One arising after completing treatment is likely due to something else.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Spinning: you might try giving her dramamine (dimenhydrinate) just like you would a child who gets car sick
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