Little girl lying in bed with a teddy bear while holding her head in pain

Soothing Kid’s Headaches

Children do get headaches. They usually say, “My head hurts.” In the young child they may be associated with an illness or a viral infection. In the older child it could be related to overexcitement, tension, stress or a vision problem.

At home

For a mild headache, you may lay your child down in a quiet dark room with a cool towel on their forehead. If the headache persists, give paracetamol for temporary relief, and watch them closely.

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