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Slight headache on left side of head. Prescribed encorate medication. Causes and treatment?

Hi doctor my son is 6 and half year old and has been complaining about slight headache on left side of his head. We have shown him to Nuerosurgeon and he said nothing to worry about and precsrbed him Tab Encorate 300 mg half tab after breakfast and half tablet after dinner. Also when he has attack he can take syrup I gupesee Pluys 1.5 tp during the headache. What should i do and what exactly is happening i am unable to understand???
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

Let me tell you that there are so many causes of headache like migraine, tension headache, brain infection/tumor, bleed in the brain and so on. In very young children sometimes epilepsy can present with short lasting headache.

Back to you, the possibility in your son's case could be migraine and or a remote second possibility of epilepsy. The best way to resolve these issues are to get two investigations namely CT scan of the brain and EEG(A test which can tell if he has epilepsy).

As epilepsy and migraine both can respond to the medicine that your doctor has advised, you can continue it. But in the current era of medicine, the diagnosis should be proved. You may consult a neurologist rather than a neurosurgeon for this problem.

Hope this helps
Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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