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Posted March 20, 2021 by:nepeds



Written by Dr. Laura White

Parents are often concerned when their child complains of pain in their head, however headaches in children are fairly common and can typically be managed at home with appropriate supportive care. The information given below is specifically for primary recurrent headaches, not headaches associated with fever or illness.

Urgent reasons to bring your child to their pediatrician due to headaches include:

Urgent reasons to call the office include:

Auras are warning signs that a headache will start and can include:

Symptoms that can occur with headaches include:

Keeping a headache diary is helpful to monitor symptoms and disability.  

What you can do to prevent headaches:

What you can do when your child has a headache:

When do you need to see your pediatrician?

The providers at Northeast Cincinnati Pediatrics are working directly with the Headache Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to improve the care of your child with headaches.  Our goal is to decrease headache frequency and disability by educating families on prevention, treatment, and pain management.  Please feel free to make an appointment with your primary care provider to discuss any concerns. Your child’s health and well-being are our primary concern.

Laura K. White, M.D.
Northeast Cincinnati Pediatrics