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Pediatric  Dental  Health

April 1, 2002

Headaches In Children
Headaches are one of the most common physical complaints of children. Many school days are lost because of headaches. By seven years of age, forty percent of children have experienced a headache. In fact, many adults with chronic daily headaches report that their headaches began in childhood or adolescence.

A headache is a symptom of an underlying problem. The most common causes of childhood headache include: viral infection, colds, flu, sinusitis, or migraine. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, but they are very rare. Any child with a complaint of headache should have a thorough medical history and physical examination performed.