Call 911 or other emergency services anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if your
A very painful, sudden headache that's different than any he
or she has had before.
A fever with a
A headache with sudden weakness, numbness,
trouble moving parts of the body, vision problems, slurred speech,
confusion, or behavior changes.
Call the doctor or seek medical care right away if your
Headaches after a recent fall or blow to the head.
New nausea or vomiting, or if your child can't keep food
or liquids down.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health. Call the
doctor if your child's headaches:
Last longer than 1 or 2 days.
him or her from sleep.
worse or happen more often.
child to take pain medicines often.
Do not go away as
Occur along with a change in personality.
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