Headaches in children are common and usually aren't serious. Children get the same types of headaches that adults do, such as tension headaches and migraines. They can be dull and throbbing, sharp and pinpointed, and last for a few minutes or a few days. Most headaches in children are due to an illness, infection, cold, or fever.
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.