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When should I worry about my child’s headache?

Answered by Dr Ellie Cannon
8th September 2015
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Fortunately, the large majority of headaches in children are not a symptom of serious disease or underlying physical problems.

Headaches and migraines in children should not last for a prolonged period of time. Headaches that get worse over time and occur together could be a symptom of something more serious, particularly if accompanied by a loss of vision, muscle weakness and speech difficulties. If your child has had a persistent headache, or painkillers have not worked and their headaches or migraines are occurring on a regular basis, it is important to take your child to your family doctor for further examination.

 

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