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A toddler can also have headaches or migraines for more or less the same reasons as adults. The range of causes and level of severity of headaches are often far and wide.
It has been quoted on webmd.com that a large chunk of 20% of adults who get headaches and migraines report that they started experiencing headaches before they turned 10, while a hefty 50% say that their headaches started before they turned 20. Headaches are more common in girls after they reach puberty, and in kids who have a history of headaches and migraines.
Once a baby turns into a toddler, he can point out his pain to you. But, when it comes to a headache, a toddler may not be able to understand and locate the area of pain as a headache is often localized to more than one area in the head and face.
A toddler, when having a headache, often shows the following signs:
The most common type of headaches found among toddlers can be broadly divided into 3.
The treatment depends on the age, severity, overall health of the toddler, and nature of a headache. The primary headaches can be controlled if handled with care.
When these remedies don’t work, and the headache persists and get worsens immediate medical attention.
When the headache is a result of a fall or head injury, it is important to take the toddler to the doctor as soon as possible, especially when the child starts to vomit. The benefit of the treatment and tests is weighed against the risk by your child’s doctor before deciding the medication and tests to undergo on toddlers. Follow the medication prescribed by your child’s doctors.
Never go for over the countertop medication. Never give the toddler the grownups medicines even in a reduced dose according to your wish.
Primary headaches can be prevented by:
Extend your comfort and support to your child by standing beside him throughout the time he is experiencing the discomfort of the headache as he will be confused and scared.
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