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Headaches usually are brief and can be caused by many things, including too little sleep, eye strain, stress, sinus infections, or a bump to the head. Some headaches last longer and come with other symptoms. Very rarely, headaches can be a sign of something serious.
The two most common types of headaches in kids and teens are tension headaches and migraine headaches.
Most headaches respond to home care. To help ease pain, have your child:
Some types of headaches can be prevented by avoiding certain things that can cause them, such as getting too little sleep, some medicines, not drinking enough liquids, and using the computer or watching TV for a long time.
Lots of kids have headaches from time to time. Find out more about headaches in this article for kids.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
Learn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.
Head injuries can be external or internal. Learn more about both kinds, how to prevent them, and what to do if your child is injured.
In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden – but usually temporary – disruption in a person’s ability to function properly and feel well. Here’s what to do if you suspect a concussion.
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain medicine.
Almost everyone gets headaches. So how do you know if a headache is just a passing pain or something more?
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know that these headaches can cause severe pain and other symptoms. Read about migraine causes, treatments, prevention tips, and lots more.
Headaches affect kids as well as adults. Learn about common causes and when to talk to a doctor.
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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