CALPOL Headaches

How to treat your child's headache

Children do get headaches.
They usually say, "My head hurts."
Give paracetamol, such as Calpol, for temporary relief, and watch them closely.
CALPOL Headaches
Note: the content of this article does not replace the advice of your healthcare practitioner. If you have any concerns please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner immediately.

Children do get headaches. They usually say, "My head hurts".

Causes of headaches in children may stem from an illness or a viral infection. In the older child, it could be related to over-excitement, tension, stress or a vision problem.

For a mild headache, lay your child down in a quiet darkened room with a cool face towel on their forehead. If the headache persists, give paracetamol, such as Calpol, for temporary relief, and watch them closely.

Headaches in children – when to worry

Some headaches could be the sign of something more serious. If your child has a severe or recurrent headache, or complains of a headache along with a fever, drowsiness or vomiting – contact your doctor or local hospital immediately.

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