Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty - Child Specialist

Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty

MBBS (Cal.) DCH (Cal.) MD (Pediatrics) International Fellows of American Academy of Pediatrics (USA)


Most headaches are harmless. But if they get worse over time and happen with certain other symptoms, they can be a sign of a more serious problem.

Take your child to a doctor right away if any of these symptoms occur with a headache:
• Loss of vision
• Vomiting
• Muscle weakness
• Any symptoms that cause your child to awaken during the night
• In young children headaches located in the back of the head


Most headaches aren't serious, but seek prompt medical care if your child's headaches:

• Wake your child from sleep.
• Worsen or become more frequent.
• Change your child's personality.
• Follow an injury, such as a blow to the head.
• Feature persistent vomiting or visual changes.
• Are accompanied by fever and neck pain or stiffness.

What causes Headaches in Children?

Factors Include:

• Illness and infection. Common illnesses such as colds, flu, and ear and sinus infections are some of the most frequent causes of headaches in children.
• Head trauma. Bumps and bruises can cause headaches.
• Emotional factors.
• Genetic predisposition.
• Certain foods and beverages.
• Problems in the brain.


Why do people get Headaches for Kids?

Headaches are thought to be caused by changes in chemicals, nerves, or blood vessels in the area. These changes send pain messages to the brain and bring on aheadache. In general, kids get the same types of headaches as adults. And headaches often are hereditary, so if a parent gets them, their kids might too.

What are the symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Common signs & symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia
• Fever, cold hands and feet.
• Vomiting.
• Drowsy, difficult to wake.
• Confusion and irritability.
• Severe muscle pain.
• Pale, blotchy skin. Spots/rash. See the Glass Test.
• Severe headache.
• Stiff neck.


Where do you massage to get rid of a Headache?

1. Locate your temples.
2. Place your thumbs at the back of your neck, on the base of your skull on the two sides of your spinal column.
3. Find the meaty part on the back of your hand.
4. Using your index fingers, gently massage the inside ends of your eyebrows just above the bridge of your nose.

Are Migraines Genetic?

Migraines are possibly hereditary.In fact, if one or both of your parents has migraines, you are also more likely to experience these headaches: A child with one parent who suffers from migraines has about a 50 percent risk of developing migraine..