Headache

20 July 2004

What should one do about children's headaches?

It looks as if headaches and allergies are more closely linked in children than in adults. Headaches could be a symptom of a childhood disease, or of an infection. Babies who have headaches often touch their heads or ears. Chronic headaches should be checked out by your GP. Also ask about the appropriate medication, as children respond differently to adults to different types of medication.

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It looks as if headaches and allergies are more closely linked in children than in adults. Headaches could be a symptom of a childhood disease, or of an infection. Babies who have headaches often touch their heads or ears.

Chronic headaches should be checked out by your GP. Also ask about the appropriate medication, as children respond differently to adults to different types of medication.

 

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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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