Headaches in children are usually not serious. Just like adults, children too can have different types of headaches, including migraines and stress-related headaches.
Mild to moderate, non-pulsating pain on both sides of the head.
A pressing or pinching sensation on the head and neck muscles.
Pain that worsens with physical activity.
Headache without nausea or vomiting, which are often caused by migraine.
Young children can have tension-type headaches due to head trauma, infection, genetic predisposition, or temporary stress from studies or peer pressure.
They may often withdraw from regular play and feel better with more sleep.
Migraines are usually characterised by mild to severe pulsating sensations in only one side of the brain. Children with migraines often complaint the following symptoms:
Throbbing or pulsing sensation in one side of the head
Pain intensifies with activity
Sensitivity to light and sound
Even infants can have migraines. Because a child is too young to express pain, they will cry, rock back and forth, or clench teeth to indicate the severity of pain.
Cluster headaches are unusual among children. Children with such headaches complain about the following symptoms:
Five to seven episodes of headaches a day, prolonging for a week or month
Sharp, stabbing pain, intensifying during nights
Pain around one eye
The child can also experience teariness, nausea, congestion, runny nose, or restlessness.
Chronic daily headaches
Chronic daily headaches (CDH) are characterised by migraines or tension-type headaches occurring more than 15 days a month. It can be concluded that chronic headaches result from avoiding previous headaches. CDH can also occur due to an infection, head injury, or taking nonprescription pain medications often.
If you see the following symptoms, you must take prompt action and consult a pediatric neurologist in Dubai.
At Neuropedia, we have the region's best child neurology specialists. In the first consultation, our experts discuss all the symptoms, intensity, and frequency of headaches and gather useful information about your child’s condition. Based on the diagnosis, our experts devise the best headache treatment therapies for children to eliminate or reduce headaches' frequency. They can suggest various therapies or nerve-stimulating headbands to help reduce headache symptoms for older children. We provide the best headaches treatment for children in Dubai through a personalised approach for every child. So, if your child is having one of the headache symptoms, contact us to discuss their treatment options.