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11 year old with frequent headaches. Doctor suggests to increase fluids. What could be the reason?

My son, who is now 11, has complained of frequent headaches, especially after sports like activities since he was 6. Dr said to increase fluids. Today he complains of chest pain , took him to er NO TEST RAN, told me to increase fluids. He has had a few episodes of bed wetting and halatosis. I was first worried about his heart , but now thinking blood sugar. Also, has had a couple times in the past 3 years of fever of unkown origin with dillerium. frustrated mom
Asked On : Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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Hello there
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.See headaches in children can have various causes. starting from heat and exhaustion after playing in sun, eye sight problem, it could be migraine which again has certain triggers like chocolates, hunger, stress, sun etc.It could be a psychological stress he is going through.Sinusitis, an inflammatory condition of area around your nose,ear infection, or a tooth problem for that matter.Any blood disorder like anemia.A chronic urinary tract infection which also might bring changes in urination. .For the bedwetting, you may wake your child at regular intervals. Avoid increased fluid intake in late evenings.If its due to migraine, then you may avoid the triggers, if you feel so.But please do not get alarmed, as iam just listing out few of the causes. You may now find it easier to correlate to your kids history. Best is to visit your pediatrician and get thoroughly investigated, as you also mentioned he has history of fever of unknown origin in past.Some chronic infection/ viral illness might have been the cause. Wish your kid a quicker recovery and good health.
Answered: Fri, 19 Aug 2011
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Your som's bedwetting problem can be managed by doing these following
1.Ask him not to drink any liquid one hour before going to bed
2.Elder should take responsibility of waking him every two hour by keeping alarm and make him to empty his bladder.If you do that for two weeks it becomes habit and also awakening his natural body clock ans also it becomes habit
3.Before going to bed let him empty hid bladder
4.Let him practice lower abdomen muscle tone exercises
5.can practice yoga -learning through proper guru
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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In such cases amongst herbal medicines we like to choose some brain tonic herbs along with immuno booster herbs. Also ruleout the psychological part associated with it. brahmi etc do good.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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your son requires proper attention towards his diet.headache may be due to overexertion or due to weakness.and chest pain may be due to any acute reason.but you have to watch if he is not complaining again.bed wetting(nocturnal enuresis) is not a big issue.its a common problem with children.make a habit of urination before going to bed.
I advice you to go for investigation for CBP and hb%.
give him carbohydrate and protine can give fruit and different vegitable.
there is nothing to worry.
thanks for using HCM forum
Answered: Mon, 8 Aug 2011
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I had those problem when i was a child. i only resently found out that i was born with chiari malformation , its something to check on. A mri will bedone , jkust make sure they look in the right area
Answered: Fri, 19 Aug 2011
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It could be tension headache due to more demand of work pressure from all the sectors of daily life .
may be not able to relax himself
may be not able to priority daily demanding activities
May be due to poor intake of liquid and food
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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hi! welcome to health care u said he had headache after sports it might be because of overexertion or he might be suffer from sunstrock,so u change his lifestyle.or increas flid in form of juices,lemon water intake minimum 6 to 8 glass per day,certain fruit contain water like water melon..In case of bed wetting and hellitosis it might be because of diabetes or child having any kind of fear so by prevantive major u do blood test and concern phycian..
Answered: Sat, 2 Apr 2011
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