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My 11-yo son has been getting bad headaches in temples last three nights. he had minor concussion a few months ago - not sure if related. could just be a migraine - have been alternating ibuprofen/tylenol, minor relief. what else should we do?

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Probably unrelated: A concussion can cause headaches and/or lower the threshold for a headaches shortly after the concussion (within a couple of weeks). However, it's hard to connect these headaches now with a concussion months ago. Think about other causes of headaches- stress, low blood sugar, eye fatigue/poor vision, infections, dehydration, etc. Of course, see your pediatrician if not improving.

Answered 3/12/2023

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See doctor: yes, it might be related to the concussion. It is very unusual to start migraines at 11 yo. See a neurologist soon

Answered 12/6/2016

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You are most likely correct that migraine is the underlying cause, and juvenile migraine can present in various ways, most often nausea and vomiting quelling the headache. Pediatric neurologists can help significantly.

Answered 3/13/2023

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