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sep 26, 2015

HEADACHES ON CHILDREN

A lot of times headaches are brief and are caused by simple things –like lack of sleep, having played under the sun for too long, or getting hit in the head. But sometimes headaches last longer or are accompanied by other symptoms.

Usually, children have the same kind of headaches that adults do, and the headache tends to be hereditary, so, if you or your partner suffer from this kind of pains, it’s possible your child will develop them too.

Some of the many possible triggers for headaches are:

  • Certain medications (headache is one of the possible side effects of some medications).
  • Lack of sleep of sudden change in sleeping habits.
  • Skipping meals.
  • Deshidratarse
  • Being under a lot of stress.
  • Suffering a mild lesion to the head.
  • Using the computer or television for too long.
  • A deficit in the capability to see in some angles.

In some cases, a headache can be caused by an infection, such as:

  • Ear infections.
  • Flu or cold.
  • Sinuses infections.
  • Strep throat.
  • Urinary infection.

But most headaches are not an indicator or symptom to anything bigger. Only 10% of headaches are caused by other medical disorders, such as infections or other grave diseases.