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What causes constant headache?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Doc ,

My Son ,aged 14 ,often complains about Headache in School or at home .I consulted Neuro and ENT and they said it might be due to sinus or child migraine .ENT even suggested for pranayama to improve the breathing .However the problem still exists and he still complains about headache .Is it really serious and what should I do next ,kindly advise.

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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely childhood migraine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your son's symptoms. These are suggestive of childhood migraine.

At this stage, he should be started on preventive medications for migraine. these would reduce the severity and frequency of headaches. The options include flunarizine or propranolol tablets.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor - I hope there is nothing serious .Can I get his MRI/CT Scan done to rule out any dangerous condition .Please suggest ,as I am really worried about him.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
May be later.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

If he does not get better with anti-migraine treatment, you may get MRI of brain done at a later date.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (25 hours later)
Thanks Doctor ,

Who is the best doctor / specialist ,who can treat migraine .Is it neuro or some other specialist .
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Neurologist.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

A neurologist would be able to take the best care of migraine.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes constant headache?

Brief Answer: Most likely childhood migraine. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your son's symptoms. These are suggestive of childhood migraine. At this stage, he should be started on preventive medications for migraine. these would reduce the severity and frequency of headaches. The options include flunarizine or propranolol tablets. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/