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Headache Disorders In Children
Not sure of question: It sounds like you were wondering how to relieve headaches in children. Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are appropriate. If the headaches are severe, frequent, or persistent, the children should be checked by a doctor. Your question could also be interpreted as asking how to get rid of children who cause headaches, but it seemed best not to answer that... ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Headaches in kids: Acetaminophen and ibuprofen should be sufficient to manage most headaches in children. If these OTC medications do not relieve the headache pain, evaluation for more serious medical conditions should take place. Children can get migraine headaches, in which cases narcotic analgesics can be used until they are old enough for more traditional migraine medications (usually 12 years and older). ...Read more
See Below:: Cluster headaches are rare in children younger than 10 years of age and only affect approximately 0.1 percent of children age 10 to 18 years. More common in boys. They are deep, excruciating, continuous, and explosive in quality. Commonly cause eye redness and tear production on the side where the pain occurs, a stuffy and runny nose, sweating, a pale appearance and sometimes drooping of eyelid. ...Read more
Headaches in children/teens are common and are usually not serious. Like adults, they can develop different types of headaches, including migraines or stress-related (tension) headaches. They can also have chronic daily headaches.
In some cases, headaches in chidren/teens are caused by an infection, high levels of stress or anxiety, or minor head trauma. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, arteritis, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc... Arteritis (artery inflammation) and some of the other raynaud's causes can affect the head and brain areas. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Children can have headaches just as adults have them and they need to be thoroughly evaluated. Certain red flags include: awakening at night, changes in mood, behavior or school grades, severe intensity, problems with gait or language during or after the HA and increasing frequency. It's very important to see a doctor for a complete physical and neurological exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many possible causes, including trauma and infection. A possible diagnosis depends on other symptoms your child is exhibiting. However, a common, overlooked cause of headaches in children (especially teenagers) is dehydration. Have your child drink plenty of water and see if that helps; if the headache does not go away, or there are other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is a cluster HA:
Cluster headache is a type of headache associated with autonomic nervous system symptoms, such as nasal congestion and tearing. It is considered a neurological disorder, possibly related to aberrant neuro-vascular signalling behind the face, on one side.
It normally feels like a sharp pain behind one eye, occurring at the same time every day, for several days. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with scheuermann disease. She has a headache every day. Is this a common symptom?
They could be.: Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis that affects the lining of arteries throughout the body. It is uncommon in patients below 60 and can be chronic and recurrent. The difficulty in managment is in knowing which symptoms are not due to the gca or treatment side effects. Presentation can be highly variable. Exam and work up is key. CRP too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have headaches in backside and temple of my head, with these headaches I have many gapes, what kind of disease is this?
Not enough info: To properly diagnose this online. What do you mean by gapes? It would be best to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
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