Headaches in Children (cont.)
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When to Call the Doctor
Call the doctor or seek medical care right away if your child has:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health. Call the doctor if your child's headaches:
Exams and Tests
Migraines and tension headaches can be similar to other kinds of headaches, which may have different treatments. So it's important for your child's doctor to find out what kind of headache your child has. The doctor also can make sure your child doesn't have other health problems that may be related to the headaches.
It's common for parents to feel very concerned about their child's headaches. You may feel that more testing is needed to rule out serious causes. But doctors often can find out the type and the cause of the headaches without using other tests.
In some cases, imaging and other tests may be recommended to rule out other health problems, but this isn't common. These tests include:
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