“Oh mom, my head!” how many times have you ignored your child’s headaches thinking it to be an excuse for not attending a school or for avoiding the homework? Hello mums, let’s take the issue of headaches a little seriously and dig a little deeper to know if headaches in kids are real or not.

Like any human being, headaches are a part of the human body which has nothing to do with age. Many a time, we think that our kids cannot have headaches as they are too young for this. Let me tell you that there could be several reasons for headaches. The changes could be in the time duration for which it lasts in an adult and a child.

There could be the following reasons for headaches in a kid and their symptoms.

  1. Migraine
  • Pulsating, throbbing or pounding head pain
  • Pain that worsens with exertion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to light and sound
  1. Tension-type Headaches
  • Apressing tightness in the muscles of the head or neck
  • Mild to moderate, non-pulsating pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain that’s not worsened by physical activity
  • Headaches (without nausea or vomiting)
  1. Cluster Headaches
  • Occur in groups of five or more episodes, ranging from one headache every other day to eight a day
  • Involve sharp, stabbing pain on one side of the head that lasts less than three hours
  • Are accompanied by teariness, congestion, runny nose, or restlessness or agitation.

 

  1. Chronic daily Headache
  • migraines and tension-type headaches that occur more than 15 days a month
  • maybe caused by an infection, minor head injury or taking pain medications.

These were some of the common symptoms for various headaches that we usually ignore. All of them can be cured with medications once you visit a doctor. The important part is to admit that headaches can be serious and are necessary to be taken seriously. Most of the parents take this lightly and the problem gets bigger with time.

Remember to consult a doctor if your child is among the kids with regular headaches. It is always advisable to not take things related to health casually. They might not be very serious right now but with time it might get worse. Monitor and observe your child’s activities regularly. This will help you to understand if anything is wrong with their mental health as they are very young to understand their problems.

We hope that you have noted down the knowledge necessary from the above blog. Let us know in the comment section how this was help to you. Share with every parent you know to create awareness about the unusual headaches in kids. Till we meet next time, Happy Mumming!!      

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