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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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. . ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Can you tell me how to get rid of my child'd headache?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my child'd headache?

Headache: If simple Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen doesn't work, or the headaches continue; you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My child started having headaches about every week, and he's only 10?

My child started having headaches about every week, and he's only 10?

Have him Checked: Record the events via a "head ache diary" that can be easily downloaded via the cdc. And take the info to your doc. ...Read more

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What indicates that my child's headache is serious?

What indicates that my child's headache is serious?

Headache serious?: A childs headache is serious and you should have it investigated if he has these symptoms 1headache is recurrent and not relieved with over the counter meds 2if the headache is interfering with his daily activities like school attendance and sport activitis 3if headache is more on the back of head 4if it is associated with nausea and vomiting, fever and/or a seizure 5 if the vision is affected. ...Read more

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What are nonmedical remedies for my child's headaches?

What are  nonmedical remedies for my child's headaches?

Not a Simple Answer: There is not really a good answer, because it depends upon the cause. For example, dehydration headaches improve with hydration/fluids. Caused by low blood suger-food.Eye strain need vision correction. Simple ha may respond to acetominophen or ibuprofen. A quiet, dark room may help. Cool compresses in some. Herbal cures need proof and safety confirmation. ...Read more

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I had my first child almost 3 months ago and I have at least 2 headaches every day since my dr doesn't know what it is. What do I do?

I had my first child almost 3 months ago and I have at least 2 headaches every day since my dr doesn't know what it is. What do I do?

?migraine: The headaches may have little to due with birth of your child, but could be common migraine or a migraine variant, but could be due to neck issues, brachial plexus problems such as a first rib, occipital neuritis, or even TMJ dysfnctn. If you are frustrated, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

Learn to spot: Dancers keep from getting dizzy by learning to 'spot'. This is a technique where the eyes are focused forward for as long as possible during a spin, then rapidly turning the head to focus in the original spot. Ask her dance teacher to work on this with her, and consider having a visual acuity exam with an optometrist. ...Read more

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My child had a minor headache that cleared. Does he have a concussion?

My child had a minor headache that cleared. Does he have a concussion?

Maybe maybe not: Headaches are common in concussion but other conditions as well. The obvious question would involve was there a trauma to the head, but this can also be due to muscle tension, allergies, etc. Concussions can have slightly different presentation in children - here is more info: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp. ...Read more

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Can my child get headaches from drinking pop?

Can my child get headaches from drinking pop?

It's possible!: Carbonated drinks can contain many additives, including caffeine, that can cause headaches in people sensitive to them. Also, anything that is really cold can cause an 'ice cream headache, ' due to chilling and constricting the blood vessels that pass by the back of the palate. ...Read more