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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

Yes, one or more of these is true.

No, none of these are happening.

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