Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

-- Children are thought to be no less prone than adults to dull or throbbing pains of the head.

The Nemours Foundation mentions these common triggers of headaches in children:

  • Getting insufficient sleep, or rapidly changing the patterns of sleep.
  • Missing meals or becoming dehydrated.
  • Taking certain medications.
  • Being under stress.
  • Experiencing hormonal changes.
  • Spending too much time in front of the TV or computer.
  • Receiving a mild head injury or having an infection.
  • Spending a long time riding in the car.
  • Inhaling strong odors.
  • Smoking.
  • Consuming caffeine.

Posted: September 2011


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