Wellness - Common Illnesses | 6-12 yrs

Headaches In Children: How To Deal


As adults, it is common for us to experience headaches. They can be caused by stress and tension, they might be migraine attacks or caused by sinusitis. Similarly, children too can experience headaches due to various reasons. Whatever be the reason, headaches can be painful and irritating to children, affecting their daily routine.

So what can you, as a parent, do to help your child? According to an article on headaches published in KidsHealth, “Treatment for your child's headaches will depend on what the doctor determines is the likely cause. But most everyday headaches can be cared for at home with little medical intervention. To help ease your child's pain, have him or her:

  • Lie down in a cool, dark, quiet room.
  • Put a cool, moist cloth across the forehead or eyes.
  • Relax.
  • Breathe easily and deeply.

You can also give your child over-the-counter pain relievers, but check the expiry date and read the label for instructions.

With school to attend, and tests and examinations to take up, ensure that you don’t let headaches get the better of your child as he needs all his focus to do well. If his headache persists, consult a doctor immediately.

To know more about how you can help your child deal with a headache, read through the pages of the ClipBook below, which brings to you well-researched links on the topic from around the web.


Headaches In Children

Headaches are common in children. Headaches can have a wide range of causes and many levels of severity. It's important to understand how to recognize when a headache is just a passing pain and when it's something more and requires medical attention.

Different Types Of Headaches

It's important to figure out what type of headache is causing your pain. If you know your headache type, you can treat it correctly. Here are some tips that will put a name to your pain.

What Are The Causes Of Headaches In Children?

A number of factors can cause your child to develop a headache. The more you are aware of the root cause of the problem, the more you can treat as well as prevent the pain.

When Do Parents Need To Worry About Headaches?

How many times has your child said "Mom, I've got a headache". It's not just adults who get headaches. We're actually seeing more and more children who complain of these types of problems as well. The two types of headaches that we see most common...

How Parents Can Help A School-Age Child Suffers From Headache?

If your child's headaches have become more frequent or severe, if he wakes up in the morning or middle of the night from it, or if the headache causes vomiting, it's best to have your child evaluated by your pediatrician.

Headache Cures For Kids

Lots of young children and even babies are prone to headaches. Make the pain go away with this sensible advice.

Home Remedies For Headaches

Headaches are a very common problem. Many people reach for over-the-counter medicines to get rid of their headaches. However, you can get instant pain relief by using some easy and natural home remedies.

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