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What causes headache in children?

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015
Question: My seven year old step daughter woke up crying with a headache. No fever but said nose was stuffy. I gave her children's ibuprofen. Should I seek medical attention or wait
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wait and observe

Detailed Answer:
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Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There is a possibility that viral flu resulted in nasal congestion & headache. As you have given her ibuprofen so i would suggest you to wait for 3-4 hrs and observe. If condition improves then give another dose till complete recovery AND if condition remains same or aggravates then you need to take her to hospital for further workup.


Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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What causes headache in children?

Brief Answer: Wait and observe Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There is a possibility that viral flu resulted in nasal congestion & headache. As you have given her ibuprofen so i would suggest you to wait for 3-4 hrs and observe. If condition improves then give another dose till complete recovery AND if condition remains same or aggravates then you need to take her to hospital for further workup. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it. Wishing you good health !!