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Children’s Headaches

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Children suffer from headaches every day. Do you know "When a headache is not Just a Headache?"

Consider consulting your physician if you or your child have any of the following symptoms:

Types of Headaches

Migraine Headaches

A migraine is a throbbing, intensely painful headache, usually beginning on one side of the head. It is sometimes preceded by distinct early warning symptoms, collectively called an aura. Incapacitating pain may last for up to two days, and the frequency of episodes may vary from several times a week to once every few years.

Symptoms of a Migraine Headache:

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are characterized by sudden, intense, stabbing pain occurring on one side of the head, centering around one eye. They tend to occur repeatedly, night after night, in periods or "clusters" of several weeks or months at a time. Pain can appear one to three hours after falling asleep, during the phase of sleep characterized by rapid eye movement (REM). Cluster headaches may be chronic, lasting for several years.

Symptoms of a Cluster Headache:

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches, or stress headaches, are the most common type of headache in adults. These type of headaches are presumed to be the body's response to stress in a person's life, although the stress cannot always be identified. Tension headache symptoms may overlap with migraines.

Symptoms of a Tension Headache

For More Information

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Strokes
Boston Children’s Hospital