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Child is overweight. Having headache and dizziness. Taking tylenol. Reason?

Hi! I have an 8 year old daughter she s quite tall and weighs 155lbs she s over weight I know that. Early this morning she complained of a headache we gave her some children s Tylenol we went out and did our walk we were gone for about an hour since then (525pm) she s been complaining about a headache along with being dizzy.. What could it be? Please help.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

If there has been no response to Tylenol and she is still complaining of headache and dizziness then she needs to be taken to the ER and a check-up done. Her blood pressure and her blood sugar needs to be examined which can be the likely cause of the problem in overweight children though there can be a number of other reasons which a detailed history will be required.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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