how can i tell if my baby has a headache

How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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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 headaches. We presume that the symptoms children and adults have during headaches are similar to the symptoms babies would have during headaches, such as: cold symptoms, fevers, vomiting, poor appetite, fussiness, tiredness, restless sleep, etc. . .
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How can I tell if my headache is a severe migrane or cerebral hemorrhage?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Neurology
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Early evaluation


If you have not been diagnosed with migraine and/or you are experiencing the worst headache of your life, go to the Emergency Department where a CT scan will be done to rule out a cerebral hemorrhage.
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How can I tell if this is a fibro headache?

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Dr. David B. Hicks
Family Medicine
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Not typical


Fibromyalgia is typically described as pain at 11 of 18 specific tender points. There are points located at the back of the neck and at the point where the neck muscles connect to the skull in the back, but the pain is rarely on the head itself. If it is a fibromyalgia headache, you would expect pain on both sides of the body, above and below the waist.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali
Psychiatry
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Fibro


Headache with discomfort or pain affecting multiple sites.
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School age Kids Health

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Should I be worried if my child gets stomach or head aches before or at school frequently?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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How can I tell if I have a migraine or a sinus headache?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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CT of head/sinuses


A good clinical exam can usually distinguish a migraine from sinusitis. The definitive exam for sinusitis is a CT of the sinuses. A CT of the head is important for migraine.... But usually a good exam by a neurologist can determine if you have migraines.
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How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad headache?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Aura


Migraines are sometimes associated with a certain "feeling" before it comes on full force.
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Headaches & Migraine

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Make sure your blood pressure is checked. High blood pressure can sometimes cause headache.

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How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad tension-type headache?

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Dr. Laura A. Arbogast
Internal Medicine

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A Migraine is typically described as throbbing pain and may be associated with nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, or an aura (a funny taste, smell or visual disturbance that lets you know you're going to have a migraine). A tension headache is described as a vice like squeezing sensation around your head sometimes associated with stress or a lot of strain on your neck muscles
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How can I tell if I have a migraine, sinus headache or tension headache?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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May All Differ


Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating and usually are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. These headaches are usually localized and the pain is usually described as pulsating or throbbing. Tension headaches may be generalized to the whole head and are usually relieved with stress relief. On the other hand, sinus headaches present with pain on the front part of the face (maxilla).
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My son has a stopped up/runny nose, headache, & upper throat pain with no fever? How can I tell if he is sick or his allergies?

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Dr. Michael C. Zacharisen
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Duration of symptoms


Most upper respiratory infections will last less than 10 days, Allergies tend to persist and are frequently associated with sneezing, itching, runny nose and eye redness/tearing. If an antihistamine significantly improves the symptoms, that is suggestive of an allergy. If symptoms persist, an allergist can test to determine if an allergy exists.
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Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

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You can tell


If it is a ruptured aneurysm, headache is classically so severe, it is described as "worst in my life", and is associated with stiff neck, nausea and vomiting and perhaps rapid coma. Although rarely, we have found aneurysms in migraine pts, in my opinion these were co-morbidities unrelated to the headaches. Some nonruptured aneurysms will cause eye changes as they expand, especially double vision
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How can I tell am having a normal headache or migraine?

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Characteristics


If you have headaches, many of them are likely to be migraines, statistically. The common migraine headache presents with unilateral throbbing pain, nausea with maybe vomiting, possible diarrhea, both light and noise sensitivity, and will last at least 4 hrs. The sympoms may well be immobilizing.
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