What a Headache! Helping Your Kids Cope with the Pain
It's hard enough coping with headaches as an adult. Imagine how difficult it can be for young children. What's even worse is that if you or your partner suffers from headaches, there's a good chance that your child will be cursed with the same issues because they're hereditary. There are plenty of causes of headaches, including dietary choices, excessive caffeine, vision problems, skipping meals, dehydration, stress, minor head injuries, sleep issues, loud music, medications, long road trips and other factors.Headaches can also be triggered by sinus issues, strep throat, viruses or ear infections. In children, the most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches are usually associated with a dull aching, pressure around the front or sides of the head. It almost feels as if the head is being squeezed. Migraines are more like a pounding pain that's accompanied by dizziness, nausea and light sensitivity.