Whether due to another illness, exhaustion or problems with their eyes, children do get headaches. If your child is young it can be quite hard to know what’s going on. What should you do, and when should you be concerned?
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Children and headaches
Children do get headaches. They usually say, “My head hurts.” In a young child, headaches may be associated with an illness or a viral infection. In an older child it could be related to over-excitement, tension, stress or a vision problem.
For a mild headache, you may lay your child down in a quiet dark room with a cool towel on their forehead. If the headache persists, give paracetamol for temporary relief, and watch them closely.
Some headaches could be the sign of something more serious. If your child has a severe or recurrent headache, or complains of a headache along with a fever, feeling unwell, being drowsy or vomiting – contact your doctor or local hospital immediately.
This is an excerpt from The First Five Years, which is a handy and easy to navigate book, specifically developed to help parents. It contains a comprehensive collection of practical parenting information and useful tips for your child’s first five years. If you’ve ever wanted a quick guide to refer to in the middle of the night, or to help you decide when it’s time to see a doctor, this is a resource which will help you on your way. You can view it online or download it for free at The First Five Years.
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