When to seek medical advice
Get emergency medical care if your child's headache:
- Is sudden and severe or the "worst headache ever"
- Is accompanied by a fever, nausea or vomiting not related to a known illness
- Is accompanied by a stiff neck, rash, confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or difficulty speaking
- Follows a head injury, fall or bump
Get prompt medical care if your child's headache:
- Gets worse despite rest and over-the-counter pain medication