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How to get children headache away?

How to get children headache away?

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

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Headache (Definition)

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


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What headache medicines are safe for children?

What headache medicines are safe for children?

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

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What are risks for cluster headaches in children?

What are risks for cluster headaches in children?

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

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What kinds of headache do children and teens get?

What kinds of headache do children and teens get?

See below:: 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

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Why do I always get a headache after a meniere's disease attack?

Why do I always get a headache after a meniere's disease attack?

Possible migraines: There is a type of migraine called vertebro basilar migraine where headaches are associated with dizziness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Would childrens motrin help my headache?

Would childrens motrin help my headache?

Yes: It may help if you take enough to make adult dose i.E 600 mgm or 800 mgm. ...Read more

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Is raynaud's disease related to my constant headaches?

Is raynaud's disease related to my constant headaches?

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 more

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Children complain of headaches?

Children complain of headaches?

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 more

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What are the causes of headaches in young children?

What are the causes of headaches in young children?

Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recurrent headaches. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for headache in children?

What are the possible causes for headache in children?

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 more

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cluster headache?

What sort of disease is a cluster headache?

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

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Can paint smell give headaches to children?

Can paint smell give headaches to children?

Yes.: Paint smells give many people headaches, regardless of whether they are an adult or a child. ...Read more

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What does a Lyme disease headache feel like compared to a regular headache?

What does a Lyme disease headache feel like compared to a regular headache?

Lyme disease: Headache from lyme disease is not necessarily different from common heacaches. It is often associated with fatigue. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Tension Headaches: Indirectly yes. Spasms in the neck from Huntington's disease can cause headaches from tense muscles that insert on the skull. These tension headaches are managed with massage, physical therapy, muscle relaxers and Botox injections. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Not primarily: Headache is not a core component of huntington's chorea, but no reason why a co-morbidy of migraine, or side effects of medication could not cause headache. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

See your PCP: Headaches and sleeplessness are such broad medical symptoms that before and anxiety disorder could be diagnosed, it would be necessary for you to make sure that there is nothing medically going on that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have temporal arteritis are all headaches I get caused by this disease? Some are very painful

I have temporal arteritis are all headaches I get caused by this disease? Some are very painful

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 more

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