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My 16 year old son has a terrible headache with severepain over one eye. What should I do?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
5 doctors agree

In brief: Migraine

Sounds like it might be a migraine, especially if he is nauseous as well with some photophobia.
If does not go away with lying down and/ or nsaids call your doctor for advice.

In brief: Migraine

Sounds like it might be a migraine, especially if he is nauseous as well with some photophobia.
If does not go away with lying down and/ or nsaids call your doctor for advice.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Terrible HA

The description you make is most likely that of a migraine.
But, if your son has never had a ha like this before and it is not relieved within a few hours with non-rx pain meds; see your doc asap. Other concerns- any change in vision, sleepiness, history of trauma-like playing baseball, vomiting, fever, neck stiffness.These are just a few other potential complications--some v.Serious.

In brief: Terrible HA

The description you make is most likely that of a migraine.
But, if your son has never had a ha like this before and it is not relieved within a few hours with non-rx pain meds; see your doc asap. Other concerns- any change in vision, sleepiness, history of trauma-like playing baseball, vomiting, fever, neck stiffness.These are just a few other potential complications--some v.Serious.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Thanks for your message. Please take him --you are a great mom--remember you know your son better than anybody-even a dr.. He needs a complete eval, maybe a MRI ++. If you are not satisfied with your docotr's eval, get another opinion.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recent Onset!

If this is a brand new symptom i would consider this an emergency and see a doctor asap.
From your description, it sounds like a cluster headache but without some history, i would consdier this a first/worst headache and thus a medical emergency requiring immediate evaluation.

In brief: Recent Onset!

If this is a brand new symptom i would consider this an emergency and see a doctor asap.
From your description, it sounds like a cluster headache but without some history, i would consdier this a first/worst headache and thus a medical emergency requiring immediate evaluation.
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: Migraine

Sounds like your son is suffering from migraine headache.
Usually Motrin 800 mg every 8 hours may help mild attacks.At times they are so severe, pain cannot be aborted.He will need to see his doctor and referred to neurologist for further management.

In brief: Migraine

Sounds like your son is suffering from migraine headache.
Usually Motrin 800 mg every 8 hours may help mild attacks.At times they are so severe, pain cannot be aborted.He will need to see his doctor and referred to neurologist for further management.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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