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Child has headache. Earlier had fever, cold and cough. Prescribed antibiotics. Help

My son, 11 years old suffers from headache near temple region on one side for past 5 days. 2 and a half weeks before he had fever with cold and cough . But for past one week or so he does t have any cold. His Doctor gave him antibiotics with dolo and nasal decongesant spray. But continusly he has head ache. Last year, this same month he had this type of headache without any other symptoms for which he was treated with antibiotics which did nt help him. then he was releved of pain only after using nasocom spray. After one week or so he got irititis problem and then it got cured. Now how to get rid of this headache problem. Will it be allergic type ? Please help me .
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Dear friend
From the history,One of the possibilities is sinusitis which may follow an acute cold. I suggest you to have your child examined by an ENT specialist who may order an x-ray of para nasal sinuses and treat the child by steam inhalations, nasal decongestants and appropriate antibiotics.
The other possibility , I can think of is Migraine which may follow an upper respiratory viral infection in about 30 % of patients. You may be asked to get a CT Scan of your child' s brain done as a baseline work up to exclude any other cause of headche if it persists beyond two weeks. So you should consult a paediatrician who may evaluate the child's problem and manage accordingly.Also get his eye and vision tested by an ophthalmologist.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician, Surgery Dr. Anand Sinha's  Response
Thank you for your query
Your son seems to have an inflammation of his sinuses (sinusitis). It may be allergic or especially worsening during winters. That is why a nasal decongesant helps. Steam is good in decreasing this kind of pain. He will definitely benefit from it. Some oral decongesants and anti allergic drugs can be tried. It can be evaluated with a X-ray but more definitively with a CT scan. Consult a ENT specialist (otorhinolaryngologist) for the same and he /she should be able to guide you well.
God bless You
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
If it came after the cold it can be sinusitis.
use nasal drops like pediatric otrivin,steam inhalation and pain relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen ( if severe pain).
Allergy can also sinusitis.
If the head ache persists he will need some tests to find out the cause.Good luck
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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