Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kareena | 2008/10/16

Q.

4yr old with headache

hi my son is 4. 2 weeks ago he had a temp and runny nose and was chesty. the doc suggested he use an antibiotic and budeflam
nasal spray. he wants him to use d nasal spray for 3 months. again last week he was chesty &  had a runny nose, i didint take him bac to d doc, but i m using d nasal spray twice a day.. i notice no impovement. on saturday for d first time he complained about a headache starting from d bac of his head. last nite he complained about d same thing. now i m scared..2day i have stopped the nasal spray. Doc pse help!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am always concerned when a child complains about a headache. There are several important causes for headache in children.Your son may have sinusitis, but as meningitis or other serious conditions can cause headaches in children, your son must be seen by a paediatrician.

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