Headache in children: main causes and how to treat it naturally
The headache in children can arise from a very early age, but they are always able to express and decide what they are feeling. However, the priests can suspect that the child is not found when they notice that she stops performing activities that she normally enjoys a lot, such as playing with friends or playing football, for example.
If the child says that he duels the head, the priests can make sure that there is an intense headache or even a migraine asking him to perform some effort, such as jumping and crouching, for example, to see if the pain continues; one of the characteristics of the migration in the children is the increase in pain when carrying out efforts. Know the different types of headache.
What can cause headache in children
The headache in children can be associated with constant brain or visual stimuli, as for example:
- Strong sun or high temperature;
- Exaggerated use of the television, the computer or the tablet;
- Sound very loud from the television or the radio;
- Consumption of foods rich in caffeine, such as chocolate and coca-cola;
- Stress, how to have an exam at the school;
- Sleep poorly during the night;
- Vision problems.
It is important that the cause of headache in children is identified so that some measure can be taken to alleviate the pain and prevent it from happening again.
It is recommended to take the child to the doctor when he says several times a day that he duele the head, for 3 consecutive days, or when other associated symptoms arise, such as vomiting, nausea or diarrhea, for example. In these cases it is important to take the child to the pediatrician so that an evaluation and complementary exams can be carried out and the treatment can begin. In certain cases, it may be recommended to consult a neurologist. Know more about constant headache pain.
What to ask the doctor at the consultation
During the medical consultation, it is important that the priests provide all the information available on the child’s pain, communicating how many times a week the child wants to have pain in the child, what is the intensity and type of pain, what happens to that the child can feel the pain and how long it takes to pass the pain in the head. Likewise, it is important to inform if the child was using any medication and if there is someone in the family who has frequent headaches or migraines.
Based on the information given to the doctor during the consultation, he may request some exams, such as magnetic resonance imaging, so that he can establish the best treatment.
How to relieve headache naturally
The treatment of headache pain in children can be carried out with simple measures so that the pain goes away naturally, as for example:
- Take an invigorating shower;
- Put a towel wet with cold water in front of the child;
- Offer it agua or té al niño. Discover some home remedies for headache;
- Turn off the television and radio and do not allow the child to watch more than 2 hours of television a day;
- Rest in a place with low light and good ventilation, for some time;
- Eat calming foods such as bananas, cherry, salmon and sardines.
Other options to treat headache pain in children are cognitive-behavioral therapy, guided by a psychologist; and medicines, such as Amitriptyline, which only should be used under the guidance of the pediatrician.
Here are some steps to relieve headache pain without medication.
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