August 2, 2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Gets Headaches
Keep a log of symptoms to help doctors isolate a cause
(HealthDay News) -- If your child gets frequent headaches, you can help the pediatrician diagnose the problem by keeping a log of the child's symptoms.
The Nemours Foundation says the log should include:
- The frequency and severity of headaches, when they started and ended, and any other symptoms that accompanied the headaches.
- Where the pain was felt, what it felt like (throbbing or dull, etc.), and changes in these headaches over time.
- Any recent injuries, identifiable headache triggers, current medications or previous medical problems.
- Your child's eating and sleeping habits.
- Your child's allergies and any family history of headaches.
- Any medication or activity that seems to help make the headaches go away.