Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Headaches in Children
Great -- no head trauma. A severe or persistent headache after a bump can be a sign of a serious head injury, so it's always good to check in with the doctor if your child complains of a headache after hitting his or her head.
Are any of the following true of your child's headaches?
- They wake him or her from sleep
- They are present upon awakening in the morning
- They are associated with vomiting