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Child having headache. Bloodwork, eyes normal. Will a neurologist be able to help?

Hello, my son is 7. He has been having headaches on/off since October 2011 in the forehead area. Sometimes I have to pick him up from school. Got bloodwork done for iron and dehydration and both were normal. White blood cell count was 6.6. Got his eyes checked last week and they are fine. Doctor says we should now see a neurologist. Oh, and about 3 years ago he had allergy testing done and wasn t allergic to anything. Any suggestions here? It does get better for Advil , but comes back. What will a neurologist do for us? Thank you!!
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your son needs evaluation to find out the cause for his headaches.

The most common cause could be a childhood migraine.

The neurologist would look at the clinical characteristics of the headache in order to make a diagnosis of migraine.

In some cases, if necessary, he may order for an MRI scan of brain.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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