While the occasional headache is nothing to worry about, sometimes it can be a symptom of a more serious condition. That is why it is important to pay attention to the symptoms of your child's headache, and to see a doctor if the headache seems unusual, occurs often, or disrupts his daily activities.
The following symptoms should prompt you to seek medical attention:
Treatment depends on your child’s age and the type, severity and frequency of headaches.
Over-the-counter and prescription medicines can treat your child’s headache effectively. These include acetaminophen and ibuprofen. For children with more severe headaches, your doctor may prescribe pain relievers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen and ketorolac tromethamine.