Headaches in Children - When to Call the Doctor
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.
- Cause your
child to take pain medicines often.
- Do not go away as
- Occur along with a change in personality.