Headaches in Children and Teens
Headaches are very common in children. Most of the time, they are not serious and should respond to simple treatments.
If your child is having headaches, this decision guide will help you sort out the possible causes and treatments.
Please remember that this decision guide in no way replaces a call or visit to the doctor.
Does your child have any of the following symptoms?
- A severe headache
- A high fever (102F or greater)
- Extreme sleepiness
- A stiff neck
- A rash that looks like dark-colored spots under the skin
- Trouble walking, talking, or seeing
That's good. Those were symptoms of a serious infection or serious problem within the brain and require immediate medical attention.
Did your child's headache start after a bump to the head?