HEADACHES IN CHILDREN

Headache in Children

CAUSES OF HEADACHES IN CHILDREN

Children can also get headaches. In younger children these may be associated with an illness or a viral infection, while in older children, it could be related to over-excitement, tension, stress or problems with their vision.1

What to do if they happen at home:

For a mild headache, lay the child down in a quiet room, and encourage them to eat or drink something. Encourage the child to rest and sleep. If the headache persists, give an appropriate analgesic for temporary relief, and watch them closely.2

WARNING: Some headaches could be the sign of something more serious. If your child has a severe or recurrent headache, or, feeling unwell, being drowsy, a stiff neck or vomiting — contact your doctor or local hospital immediately.

Related links

 Crocin’s children range dosing guide

*THIS IS GENERAL INFOEMATION AND CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST BEFORE STARTING ANY MEDICINE OR EXERCISE.

References

  1. http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/health-professionals/clinical-guidelines/headache/
  2. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/headaches/Pages/Headachesinchildren.aspx