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A 48-year-old female asked:

Good afternoon. my daughter (12 years) has concussion. the dr prescribed mypaid and panado which she has been taken for a week. the headache is very bad again since yesterday and it seems the meds are not working. what else can she take for pain?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
CT scan or MRI: Headache after head trauma is not unusual, but if she sustained significant head trauma and is still having severe headache, I think she should be reexamined. Other symptoms like vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, unsteadiness or visual disturbances would be concerning.I would consider ordering a brain CT scan. An MRI, however, would avoid radiation and may be preferable.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2020

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